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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: APPLICATION OF BIOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES TO THE DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL OF AVIAN INFLUENZA AND OTHER EMERGING POULTRY PATHOGENS Title: Resurgence of H5N2 avian influenza in live bird markets in the Northeast U.S.

Authors
item Suarez, David
item Kim, L
item Pedersen, Jan - USDA, APHIS
item Senne, Dennis - USDA, APHIS

Submitted to: American Association of Avian Pathologists
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 15, 2009
Publication Date: July 19, 2009
Citation: Suarez, D.L., Kim, L.M., Pedersen, J., Senne, D. 2009. Resurgence of H5N2 avian influenza in live bird markets in the Northeast U.S. [abstract]. 146th American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention, July 11-15, 2009, Seattle, Washington. Paper#7702. CDROM.

Technical Abstract: Live bird markets in the Northeast U.S. have been a source of low pathogenic avian influenza isolates ever since surveillance began in the 80s. The most persitent lineage (H7N2) was successfully eradicated in 2006, but since then a small but increasing number of H5N2 viruses have been isolated from the markets. Whole genome sequence analysis of over 30 H5 avian influenza isolates was conducted to evaluate if these viruses were from a single or multiple introductions. Evidence of multiple introductions was observed, but one lineage appears to be persistent and poses a risk of spread to the integrated poultry industry.

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