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Emerg Infect Dis. Tembusu Virus in Ducks, China

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  • Emerg Infect Dis. Tembusu Virus in Ducks, China

    [Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full PDF document: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]


    Suggested citation for this article: Cao Z, Zhang C, Liu Y, Ye W, Han J, Ma G, et al. Tembusu virus in ducks, China. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Oct; [Epub ahead of print]

    Tembusu Virus in Ducks, China

    Zhenzhen Cao,1 Cun Zhang,1 Yuehuan Liu,1 Weicheng Ye, Jingwen Han, Guoming Ma, Dongdong Zhang, Feng Xu, Xuhui Gao, Yi Tang, Shaohua Shi, Chunhe Wan, Chen Zhang, Bin He, Mengjie Yang, Xinhao Lu, Yu Huang, Youxiang Diao, Xuejun Ma, and Dabing Zhang

    Author affiliations: Key Laboratory of Zoonosis of Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (Z. Cao, G. Ma, Dongdong Zhang, Dabing Zhang) ; China Agricultural University, Beijing (Z. Cao, G. Ma, Dongdong Zhang, Dabing Zhang); Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China (Cun Zhang, W. Ye); Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing (Y. Liu, J. Han); Beijing University of Agriculture, Beijing (F. Xu); Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, People’s Republic of China (X. Gao, Y. Tang, Y. Diao); Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fuzhou, People’s Republic of China (S. Shi, C. Wan, Y. Huang); Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing (Chen Zhang, B. He, M. Yang, X. Ma); and Yuyao Municipal Institute of Poultry Disease, Yuyao, People’s Republic of China (X. Lu)

    1These authors contributed equally to this article.

    In China in 2010, a disease outbreak in egg-laying ducks was associated with a flavivirus. The virus was isolated and partially sequenced. The isolate exhibited 87%–91% identity with strains of Tembusu virus, a mosquito-borne flavivirus of the Ntaya virus group. These findings demonstrates emergence of Tembusu virus in ducks.


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    Re: Emerg Infect Dis. Tembusu Virus in Ducks, China

    See also at this post regarding a novel emerging virus affecting ducks in China and Thailand:,89607