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Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Sep;13(9):1380-2. doi: 10.3201/eid1309.070517.

Poultry drinking water used for avian influenza surveillance.

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The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China.

Abstract

Samples of drinking water from poultry cages, which can be collected conveniently and noninvasively, provide higher rates of influenza (H9N2) virus isolation than do samples of fecal droppings. Studies to confirm the usefulness of poultry drinking water for detecting influenza (H5N1) should be conducted in disease-endemic areas.

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18252115
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PMC2857302
DOI:
10.3201/eid1309.070517
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