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

Emerging Infectious Diseases
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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
Description 4 p.
First page 1950
Last page 1953