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Natural A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza virus infection case in a pet ferret in Taiwan

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Title: Natural A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza virus infection case in a pet ferret in Taiwan
Authors: Lin, Hui-Ting Browse this author
Wang, Ching-Ho Browse this author
Wu, Wen-Ling Browse this author
Chi, Chau-Hwa Browse this author
Wang, Lih Chiann Browse this author
Keywords: A(H1N1)pdm09
ferret
Taiwan
Issue Date: Nov-2014
Publisher: Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
Journal Title: Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume: 62
Issue: 4
Start Page: 181
End Page: 185
Abstract: Ferrets have demonstrated high susceptibility to the influenza virus. This study discusses a natural 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) (A(H1N1)pdm09) virus infection in a pet ferret (Mustela putorius furo) identified in Taiwan in 2013. The ferret was in close contact with family members who had recently experienced an influenza-like illness (ILI). The ferret nasal swab showed positive results for influenza A virus using one-step RT-PCR. The virus was isolated and the phylogenetic analysis indicated that all of the eight segmented genes were closely related to the human A(H1N1)pdm09 virus linage isolated in Taiwan. This study may provide a perspective view on natural influenza A virus transmission from the local human population into pet ferrets.
Type: bulletin (article)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/57506
Appears in Collections:Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research > Volume 62 Number 4

Submitter: 獣医学部図書室

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