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Introduction of Eurasian-origin H8N4 influenza A virus into North America via migratory birds

Emerging Infectious Diseases

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https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2410.180447

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Abstract

We identified a Eurasian-origin influenza A(H8N4) virus in North America by sampling wild birds in western Alaska, USA. Evidence for repeated introductions of influenza A viruses into North America by migratory birds suggests that intercontinental dispersal might not be exceedingly rare and that our understanding of viral establishment is incomplete.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Introduction of Eurasian-origin H8N4 influenza A virus into North America via migratory birds
Series title:
Emerging Infectious Diseases
DOI:
10.3201/eid2410.180447
Volume:
24
Issue:
10
Year Published:
2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
CDC
Contributing office(s):
Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB