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Avian influenza virus and free-ranging wild birds

January 1, 2006

Recent media and news reports and other information implicate wild birds in the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Asia and Eastern Europe. Although there is little information concerning highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in wild birds, scientists have amassed a large amount of data on low-pathogenicity avian influenza viruses during decades of research with wild birds. This knowledge can provide sound guidance to veterinarians, public health professionals, the general public, government agencies, and other entities with concerns about avian influenza.

Publication Year 2006
Title Avian influenza virus and free-ranging wild birds
DOI 10.2460/javma.228.12.1877
Authors Leslie A. Dierauf, W.B. Karesh, Hon S. Ip, K.V. Gilardi, John R. Fischer
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Index ID 1004000
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center