Full-genome sequence of influenza A(H5N8) virus in poultry linked to sequences of strains from Asia, the Netherlands, 2014

Ruth Bouwstra*, Rene Heutink, Alex Bossers, Frank Harders, Guus Koch, Armin Elbers

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Abstract

Genetic analyses of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) virus from the Netherlands, and comparison with strains from Europe, South Korea, and Japan, showed a close relation. Data suggest the strains were probably carried to the Netherlands by migratory wild birds from Asia, possibly through overlapping flyways and common breeding sites in Siberia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)872-874
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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