Novel highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N6) virus in the Netherlands, december 2017

Nancy Beerens*, Guus Koch, Rene Heutink, Frank Harders, D.P.E. Vries, Cynthia Ho, Alex Bossers, Armin Elbers

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A novel highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N6) virus affecting wild birds and commercial poultry was detected in the Netherlands in December 2017. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that the virus is a reassortant of H5N8 clade viruses and not related to the Asian H5N6 viruses that caused human infections.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-773
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


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