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Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H5N1 in Mute swans in the Czech Republic.
Vet Microbiol. 2007 Feb 25; 120(1-2):9-16.VM

Abstract

In order to determine the actual prevalence of avian influenza viruses (AIV) in wild birds in the Czech Republic extensive surveillance was carried out between January and April 2006. A total of 2101 samples representing 61 bird species were examined for the presence of influenza A by using PCR, sequencing and cultivation on chicken embryos. AIV subtype H5N1 was detected in 12 Mute swans (Cygnus olor). The viruses were determined as HPAI (highly pathogenic avian influenza) and the hemagglutinin sequence was closely similar to A/mallard/Italy/835/06 and A/turkey/Turkey/1194/05. Following the first H5N1 case, about 300 wild birds representing 33 species were collected from the outbreak region and tested for the presence of AIV without any positive result. This is the first report of highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N1 in the Czech Republic. The potential role of swan as an effective vector of avian influenza virus is also discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

State Veterinary Institute Prague, National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza, Sidlistni 136/24, 165 03 Prague 6, Czech Republic. alexander.nagy@svupraha.czNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17113249

Citation

Nagy, Alexander, et al. "Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Subtype H5N1 in Mute Swans in the Czech Republic." Veterinary Microbiology, vol. 120, no. 1-2, 2007, pp. 9-16.
Nagy A, Machova J, Hornickova J, et al. Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H5N1 in Mute swans in the Czech Republic. Vet Microbiol. 2007;120(1-2):9-16.
Nagy, A., Machova, J., Hornickova, J., Tomci, M., Nagl, I., Horyna, B., & Holko, I. (2007). Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H5N1 in Mute swans in the Czech Republic. Veterinary Microbiology, 120(1-2), 9-16.
Nagy A, et al. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Subtype H5N1 in Mute Swans in the Czech Republic. Vet Microbiol. 2007 Feb 25;120(1-2):9-16. PubMed PMID: 17113249.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H5N1 in Mute swans in the Czech Republic. AU - Nagy,Alexander, AU - Machova,Jirina, AU - Hornickova,Jitka, AU - Tomci,Miroslav, AU - Nagl,Ivan, AU - Horyna,Bedrich, AU - Holko,Ivan, Y1 - 2006/10/12/ PY - 2006/05/26/received PY - 2006/09/20/revised PY - 2006/10/04/accepted PY - 2006/11/23/pubmed PY - 2008/8/30/medline PY - 2006/11/23/entrez SP - 9 EP - 16 JF - Veterinary microbiology JO - Vet Microbiol VL - 120 IS - 1-2 N2 - In order to determine the actual prevalence of avian influenza viruses (AIV) in wild birds in the Czech Republic extensive surveillance was carried out between January and April 2006. A total of 2101 samples representing 61 bird species were examined for the presence of influenza A by using PCR, sequencing and cultivation on chicken embryos. AIV subtype H5N1 was detected in 12 Mute swans (Cygnus olor). The viruses were determined as HPAI (highly pathogenic avian influenza) and the hemagglutinin sequence was closely similar to A/mallard/Italy/835/06 and A/turkey/Turkey/1194/05. Following the first H5N1 case, about 300 wild birds representing 33 species were collected from the outbreak region and tested for the presence of AIV without any positive result. This is the first report of highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N1 in the Czech Republic. The potential role of swan as an effective vector of avian influenza virus is also discussed. SN - 0378-1135 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17113249/Highly_pathogenic_avian_influenza_virus_subtype_H5N1_in_Mute_swans_in_the_Czech_Republic_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378-1135(06)00386-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -