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Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 9;3(2):ofw054. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw054. eCollection 2016 Mar.

Novel Highly Pathogenic Avian H5 Influenza A Viruses in Live Poultry Markets, Wuxi City, China, 2013-2014.

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1
State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity , Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology.
2
Wuxi Center for Disease Control and Prevention , Jiangsu , Peoples Republic of China.
3
Division of Infectious Diseases, Global Health Institute and Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Abstract

During 12 recent months of periodic influenza virus surveillance at 9 live poultry markets in Wuxi City China, we identified multiple highly pathogenic H5N6, H5N8, H5N2, and H5N1 avian influenza viruses. The variety of potentially pandemic viruses in this low-risk area is disconcerting and portends an increased pandemic threat.

KEYWORDS:

H5N1 influenza A virus; H5N2 influenza A virus; H5N6 influenza A virus; H5N8 influenza A virus; reassortant

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