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Dispersal of H9N2 influenza A viruses between East Asia and North America by wild birds

May 1, 2015

Samples were collected from wild birds in western Alaska to assess dispersal of influenza A viruses between East Asia and North America. Two isolates shared nearly identical nucleotide identity at eight genomic segments with H9N2 viruses isolated from China and South Korea providing evidence for intercontinental dispersal by migratory birds.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2015
Title Dispersal of H9N2 influenza A viruses between East Asia and North America by wild birds
DOI 10.1016/j.virol.2015.03.028
Authors Andrew M. Ramey, Andrew B. Reeves, Sarah A. Sonsthagen, Joshua L. Teslaa, Sean W. Nashold, Tyrone F. Donnelly, Bruce Casler, Jeffrey S. Hall
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Virology
Index ID 70147555
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB; National Wildlife Health Center