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1 March 2010 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Subtype H5N1 in Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) in Central Bosnia
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In order to determine the actual prevalence of avian influenza viruses (AIVs) in wild birds in Bosnia and Herzegovina, extensive surveillance was carried out between October 2005 and April 2006. A total of 394 samples representing 41 bird species were examined for the presence of influenza A virus using virus isolation in embryonated chicken eggs, PCR, and nucleotide sequencing. AIV subtype H5N1 was detected in two mute swans (Cygnus olor). The isolates were determined to be highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus and the hemagglutinin sequence was closely similar to A/Cygnus olor/Astrakhan/Ast05-2-10/2005 (H5N1). This is the first report of HPAI subtype H5N1 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Teufik Goletić, Abdulah Gagić, Emina Rešidbegović, Aida Kustura, Aida Kavazović, Vladimir Savić, Timm Harder, Elke Starick and Senad Prašović "Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Subtype H5N1 in Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) in Central Bosnia," Avian Diseases 54(s1), (1 March 2010). https://doi.org/10.1637/8705-031609-ResNote.1
Received: 16 March 2009; Accepted: 1 July 2009; Published: 1 March 2010
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