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Characterization of H3N6 avian influenza virus isolated from a wild white pelican in Zambia

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Title: Characterization of H3N6 avian influenza virus isolated from a wild white pelican in Zambia
Authors: Simulundu, Edgar Browse this author
Mweene, Aaron S. Browse this author
Tomabechi, Daisuke Browse this author
Hang'ombe, Bernard M. Browse this author
Ishii, Akihiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Suzuki, Yuka Browse this author
Nakamura, Ichiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Sawa, Hirofumi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Sugimoto, Chihiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Ito, Kimihito Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Kida, Hiroshi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Saiwana, Lewis Browse this author
Takada, Ayato Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: Springer Wien
Journal Title: Archives of Virology
Volume: 154
Issue: 9
Start Page: 1517
End Page: 1522
Publisher DOI: 10.1007/s00705-009-0467-9
PMID: 19655084
Abstract: We characterized an influenza virus isolated from a great white pelican in Zambia. Phylogenetic analysis showed that all gene segments belonged to the Eurasian lineage and that they appear to have evolved in distinct geographical regions in Europe, Asia, and Africa, suggesting reassortment of virus genes maintained in wild aquatic birds whose flyways overlap across these continents. It is notable that this virus might possess some genes of the same origin as those of highly pathogenic H7 and H5 viruses isolated in Eurasia. The present study underscores the need for continued monitoring of avian influenza viruses in Eurasia and Africa.
Rights: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Type: article (author version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/43811
Appears in Collections:人獣共通感染症リサーチセンター (Research Center for Zoonosis Control) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

Submitter: 高田 礼人

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