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1 March 2007 The 2005/2006 Avian Influenza Monitoring of Wild Birds and Commercial Poultry in Switzerland
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In October 2005, the second Swiss national avian influenza monitoring in wild waterfowl and commercial poultry with free range management started. Cloacal swabs were examined by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction for both M gene of influenza A virus and H5 subtype. The monitoring (more than 2000 samples tested) documented the introduction of H5N1 in Swiss wild waterfowl in mid-February 2006. Until the end of March, 29 water bird carcasses were found H5 positive. In the same period, domestic poultry flocks with a permit of free-range management were kept under surveillance, with negative results.

Silvia Dalessi, Richard Hoop, and Monika Engels "The 2005/2006 Avian Influenza Monitoring of Wild Birds and Commercial Poultry in Switzerland," Avian Diseases 51(s1), 355-358, (1 March 2007). https://doi.org/10.1637/7580-040106R.1
Received: 1 April 2006; Accepted: 1 July 2006; Published: 1 March 2007
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