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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2009

Authors: Globig, A; Baumer, A; Revilla-Fernández, S; Beer, M; Wodak, E; Fink, M; Greber, N; Harder, TC; Wilking, H; Brunhart, I; Matthes, D; Kraatz, U; Strunk, P; Fiedler, W; Fereidouni, SR; Staubach, C; Conraths, FJ; Griot, C; Mettenleiter, TC; Stärk, KD

Title: Ducks as sentinels for avian influenza in wild birds.

Source: Emerg Infect Dis. 2009; 15(10):1633-1636

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Fereidouni Sasan

To determine the effectiveness of ducks as sentinels for avian influenza virus (AIV) infection, we placed mallards in contact with wild birds at resting sites in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Infections of sentinel birds with different AIV subtypes confirmed the value of such surveillance for AIV monitoring.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Animals, Wild
Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype
Influenza in Birds/epidemiology*
Sentinel Surveillance/veterinary*

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