duck hepatitis A virus
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IdentityTop of page
Preferred Scientific Name
- duck hepatitis A virus
Other Scientific Names
- duck hepatitis virus
- duck hepatitis virus 1
International Common Names
- English: duck hepatitis virus type I
Taxonomic TreeTop of page
- Domain: Virus
- Group: "Positive sense ssRNA viruses"
- Group: "RNA viruses"
- Family: Picornaviridae
- Genus: Avihepatovirus
- Species: duck hepatitis A virus
Distribution TableTop of page
The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Pathogen CharacteristicsTop of page
Duck hepatitis is caused by at least three different viruses, previously referred to as types I, II and III (Tseng and Tsai, 2007; Wang et al., 2008). Genome sequencing studies have revealed a great deal about them (Kim et al., 2006, 2007; Tseng et al., 2007; Fu et al., 2009; Todd et al., 2009; Yun et al., 2010; Wei et al., 2012), including that type III is not a picornavirus, as once thought, but an astrovirus, now called duck astrovirus-2 (DAstV-2; Todd et al., 2009). Type II is also an astrovirus (subsequently renamed as duck astrovirus 1 (DAstV-1; Todd et al., 2009), and type I is a picornavirus.
DHV I, the most common of the three viruses, with international distribution, is now known as duck hepatitis A virus (DHAV) in the new genus Avihepatovirus.
Disease(s) associated with this pathogen is/are on the list of diseases notifiable to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The distribution section contains data from OIE's databases on disease occurrence. Please see the AHPC library for further information from OIE, including the International Animal Health Code and the Manual of Standards for Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines. Also see the website: www.oie.int.
Host AnimalsTop of page
|Animal name||Context||Life stage||System|
|Anas platyrhynchos||Experimental settings|
|Anser (geese)||Experimental settings|
|Meleagris gallopavo (turkey)||Experimental settings|
|Muscovy duck||Domesticated host|
|Pekin duck||Domesticated host|
|Phasianus (pheasants)||Experimental settings|
Vectors and Intermediate HostsTop of page
ReferencesTop of page
Fu Yu; Pan Meng; Wang XiaoYan; Xu YongLiang; Xie XiaoYu; Knowles NJ; Yang HanChun; Zhang DaBing, 2009. Complete sequence of a duck astrovirus associated with fatal hepatitis in ducklings. Journal of General Virology, 90(5):1104-1108. http://vir.sgmjournals.org
Kim MC; Kwon YK; Joh SJ; Kim SJ; Tolf C; Kim JH; Sung HW; Lindberg AM; Kwon JH, 2007. Recent Korean isolates of duck hepatitis virus reveal the presence of a new geno- and serotype when compared to duck hepatitis virus type 1 type strains. Archives of Virology, 152(11):2059-2072. http://springerlink.metapress.com/content/lr4r87u143tl0723/?p=4c5a0dcd7b2d4452a896ae294250bb57&pi=8
Kim MinChul; Kwon YongKuk; Joh SeongJoon; Lindberg AM; Kwon JunHun; Kim JaeHong; Kim SunJoong, 2006. Molecular analysis of duck hepatitis virus type 1 reveals a novel lineage close to the genus Parechovirus in the family Picornaviridae. Journal of General Virology, 87(11):3307-3316. http://vir.sgmjournals.org
OIE Handistatus, 2002. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2001). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.
OIE Handistatus, 2003. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2002). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.
OIE Handistatus, 2004. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (data set for 2003). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.
OIE Handistatus, 2005. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (data set for 2004). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.
Todd D; Smyth VJ; Ball NW; Donnelly BM; Wylie M; Knowles NJ; Adair BM, 2009. Identification of chicken enterovirus-like viruses, duck hepatitis virus type 2 and duck hepatitis virus type 3 as astroviruses. Avian Pathology, 38(1):21-29.
Tseng ChunHsien; Knowles NJ; Tsai HsiangJung, 2007. Molecular analysis of duck hepatitis virus type 1 indicates that it should be assigned to a new genus. Virus Research, 123(2):190-203. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01681702
Wang LiYan; Pan Meng; Fu Yu; Zhang DaBing, 2008. Classification of duck hepatitis virus into three genotypes based on molecular evolutionary analysis. Virus Genes, 37(1):52-59. http://springerlink.metapress.com/link.asp?id=103010
Wei ChunYa; Su Shuo; Huang Zhen; Zhu WanJun; Chen JiDang; Zhao FuRong; Wang YanJing; Xie JieXiong; Wang Heng; Zhang GuiHong, 2012. Complete genome sequence of a novel duck hepatitis A virus discovered in southern China. Journal of Virology, 86(18):10247. http://jvi.asm.org/content/86/18/10247.full
Yun T; Ni Z; Liu GQ; Yu B; Chen L; Huang JG; Zhang YM; Chen JP, 2010. Generation of infectious and pathogenic duck hepatitis virus type 1 from cloned full-length cDNA. Virus Research, 147(2):159-165. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01681702
CABI Data Mining, 2001. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,
CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI
OIE Handistatus, 2005. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2004)., Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.
Distribution MapsTop of page
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