Serologic evidence of influenza A (H14) virus introduction into North America

Emerging Infectious Diseases
By: , and 

Links

Abstract

Although a diverse population of influenza A viruses (IAVs) is maintained among ducks, geese, shorebirds, and gulls, not all of the 16 avian hemagglutinin (HA) subtypes are equally represented (1). The 14th HA subtype, commonly known as the H14 subtype, was historically limited to isolates from the former Soviet Union in the 1980s (2) and was not subsequently detected until 2010, when isolated in Wisconsin, USA from long-tailed ducks and a white-winged scoter (3–5). In the United States, the H14 subtype has since been isolated in California (6), Mississippi, and Texas (7); and has been reported in waterfowl in Guatemala (7). In this study, we examined whether there was serologic evidence of H14 spread among ducks in North America before (2006–2010) and after (2011–2014) the initial detection of the H14 subtype virus on this continent.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Serologic evidence of influenza A (H14) virus introduction into North America
Series title Emerging Infectious Diseases
DOI 10.3201/eid2112.150413
Volume 21
Issue 12
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB
Description 3 p.
First page 2257
Last page 2259
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N