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Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Jun;17(6):1060-3. doi: 10.3201/eid/1706.101406.

Novel reassortant highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N5) viruses in domestic ducks, China.

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Yangzhou University College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou, People's Republic of China.

Abstract

In China, domestic ducks and wild birds often share the same water, in which influenza viruses replicate preferentially. Isolation of 2 novel reassortant highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N5) viruses from apparently healthy domestic ducks highlights the role of these ducks as reassortment vessels. Such new subtypes of influenza viruses may pose a pandemic threat.

PMID:
21749770
PMCID:
PMC3358203
DOI:
10.3201/eid/1706.101406
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