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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus in Poultry, Nigeria, 2015

Isabella Monne; Clement Meseko; Tony M. Joannis; Ismaila Shittu; Mohammed Ahmed; Luca Tassoni; Alice Fusaro; G. Cattoli;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, volume 21, issue 7, pages 1,275-1,277 (issn: 1080-6040, eissn: 1080-6059, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
To the Editor: In Nigeria, from February 2006 through July 2008, outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5N1 virus infection in poultry negatively affected animal and public health as well as the agricultural sector and trade. These outbreaks were caused by viruses belonging to genetic clades 2.2 and 2.2.1 (1). In January 2015, seven years after disappearance of the virus, clinical signs of HPAI (swollen head and wattles, hemorrhagic shank and feet) and increased mortality rates were observed among backyard poultry in Kano and in a live bird market in Lagos State, Nigeria. The virus was isolated from 2 samples independently collected from ...
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free text keywords: Letters to the Editor, Letter, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus in Poultry, Nigeria, 2015, highly pathogenic avian influenza virus A(H5N1), Nigeria, reassortment, viruses, influenza, poultry, Microbiology (medical), Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Reassortment, Virology, Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Virulence, Virus, H5N1 genetic structure, Phylogenetic tree, Biology, Outbreak, Hemagglutinin (influenza), biology.protein, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Infectious and parasitic diseases, lcsh:RC109-216
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Coordination of European Research on Emerging and Major Infectious Diseases of Livestock
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 219235
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | KBBE

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