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New reassortant clade 2.3.4.4b avian influenza A (H5N6) virus in wild birds, South Korea, 2017-2018

Author:
Jung-Hoon Kwon, Sol Jeong, Dong-Hun Lee, Jin-Yong Noh, Tseren-Ochir Erdene-Ochir, Jei-Hyun Jeong, Chang-Seon Song
Source:
Emerging infectious diseases 2018 v.24 no.10 pp. 1953-1955
ISSN:
1080-6059
Subject:
Influenza A virus, avian influenza, feces, migratory behavior, molecular systematics, pathogenicity, phylogeny, viruses, waterfowl, wild birds, South Korea
Abstract:
We isolated new reassortant avian influenza A(H5N6) viruses from feces of wild waterfowl in South Korea during 2017–18. Phylogenetic analysis suggested that reassortment occurred between clade 2.3.4.4b H5N8 and Eurasian low pathogenicity avian influenza viruses circulating in wild birds. Dissemination to South Korea during the 2017 fall migratory season followed.We isolated new reassortant avian influenza A(H5N6) viruses from feces of wild waterfowl in South Korea during 2017–18. Phylogenetic analysis suggested that reassortment occurred between clade 2.3.4.4b H5N8 and Eurasian low pathogenicity avian influenza viruses circulating in wild birds. Dissemination to South Korea during the 2017 fall migratory season followed.
Agid:
6542268
Handle:
10113/6542268