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

Year: 2014

Authors: Fereidouni, SR; Harder, TC; Globig, A; Starick, E

Title: Failure of productive infection of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) with H16 subtype of avian influenza viruses.

Source: Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2014; 8(6):613-616

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Fereidouni Sasan

Mallard ducks and other waterfowl represent the most important reservoirs of low pathogenic avian influenza viruses (LPAIV). In addition, mallards are the most abundant duck species in Eurasia that migrate over long distances. Despite extended wild bird monitoring studies over the past decade in many Eurasian countries and investigating hundreds of thousands of wild bird samples, no mallard duck was found to be positive for avian influenza virus of subtype H16 in faecal, cloacal or oropharyngeal samples. Just three cases of H16 infections in Anseriformes species were described worldwide. In contrast, H16 viruses have been repeatedly isolated from birds of the Laridae family.

Keywords Pubmed: Animal Experimentation
Disease Resistance*
Influenza A virus/pathogenicity*
Influenza in Birds/virology*

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