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Influenza A virus infections in land birds, People's Republic of China

January 1, 2008

Water birds are considered the reservoir for avian influenza viruses. We examined this assumption by sampling and real-time reverse transcription-PCR testing of 939 Asian land birds of 153 species. Influenza A infection was found, particularly among migratory species. Surveillance programs for monitoring spread of these viruses need to be redesigned.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2008
Title Influenza A virus infections in land birds, People's Republic of China
DOI 10.3201/eid1410.080169
Authors A.T. Peterson, S.E. Bush, Erica Spackman, D.E. Swayne, Hon S. Ip
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Emerging Infectious Diseases
Series Number
Index ID 70033512
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center

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