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Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza caused by H5N1 viruses were reported almost simultaneously in eight neighbouring Asian countries between December 2003 and January 2004, with a ninth reporting in August 2004, suggesting that the viruses had spread recently and rapidly. However, they...

Sims, L. D.; Domenech, J.; Benigno, C.; Kahn, S.; Kamata, A.; Lubroth, J.; Martin, V.; Roeder, P.
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Veterinary Record, 2005, 157, 6, pp 159-164

Wild waterfowl, including ducks, are natural hosts of influenza A viruses. These viruses rarely caused disease in ducks until 2002, when some H5N1 strains became highly pathogenic. Here we show that these H5N1 viruses are reverting to nonpathogenicity in ducks. Ducks experimentally infected with...

Hulse-Post, D. J.; Sturm-Ramirez, K. M.; Humberd, J.; Seiler, P.; Govorkova, E. A.; Krauss, S.; Scholtissek, C.; Puthavathana, P.; Buranathai, C.; Nguyen, T. D.; Long, H. T.; Naipospos, T. S. P.; Chen, H.; Ellis, T. M.; Guan, Y.; Peiris, J. S. M.; Webster, R. G.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, USA
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2005, 102, 30, pp 10682-10687

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