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  • Emerg Infect Dis. Novel Reassortant Influenza A(H5N8) Viruses in Domestic Ducks, Eastern China

    [Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]


    Volume 20, Number 8—August 2014 / Dispatch

    Novel Reassortant Influenza A(H5N8) Viruses in Domestic Ducks, Eastern China

    Haibo Wu, Xiaorong Peng, Lihua Xu, Changzhong Jin, Linfang Cheng, Xiangyun Lu, Tiansheng Xie, Hangping Yao, and Nanping Wu


    Author affiliations: Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (H. Wu, X. Peng, C. Jin, L. Cheng, X. Lu, T. Xie, H. Yao, N. Wu); Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Hangzhou (H. Wu, X. Peng, C. Jin, L. Cheng, X. Lu, T. Xie, H. Yao, N. Wu); Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Science, Hangzhou (L. Xu)



    Abstract

    Domestic ducks are natural reservoirs of avian influenza viruses and serve as reassortant hosts for new virus subtypes. We isolated 2 novel influenza A(H5N8) viruses from domestic ducks in eastern China, sequenced their genomes, and tested their pathogenicity in chickens and mice. Circulation of these viruses may pose health risks for humans.


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