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Research Project: Intervention Strategies to Control and Prevent Disease Outbreaks Caused by Avian Influenza and Other Emerging Poultry Pathogens

Location: Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research

Title: Limited evidence of intercontinental dispersal of avian paramyxovirus serotype 4 by migratory birds

Author
item Reeves, Andrew - Us Geological Survey (USGS)
item Poulson, Rebecca - University Of Georgia
item Muzyka, Denys - National Scientific Center
item Ogawa, Haruko - Obihiro University Of Agriculture And Veterinary Medicine
item Imai, Kunitoshi - Obihiro University Of Agriculture And Veterinary Medicine
item Bui, Vuong Nghia - Obihiro University Of Agriculture And Veterinary Medicine
item Hall, Jeffrey - Us Geological Survey (USGS)
item Pantin-jackwood, Mary
item Stallknecht, David - University Of Georgia
item Ramey, Andrew - Us Geological Survey (USGS)

Submitted to: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/23/2016
Publication Date: 2/27/2016
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/62631
Citation: Reeves, A.B., Poulson, R.L., Muzyka, D., Ogawa, H., Imai, K., Bui, V., Hall, J.S., Pantin Jackwood, M.J., Stallknecht, D.E., Ramey, A.M. 2016. Limited evidence of intercontinental dispersal of avian paramyxovirus serotype 4 by migratory birds. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 40:104-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2016.02.031.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2016.02.031

Interpretive Summary: Avian paramyxovirus serotype 4 (APMV-4) is a virus often isolated from waterfowl. There is little information on the prevalence, pathogenicity, and genetic diversity of APMV-4. In this study we examined the genetic diversity of APMV-4 isolated from migratory birds and assessed the evidence for intercontinental dispersal using phylogenetic methods. We sequenced the fusion gene of 58 APMV-4 isolates collected in the United States, Japan, and the Ukraine, and compared them to all available sequences on GenBank. With only a single exception, APMV-4 grouped based on their continents of origin (North America, Asia, and Europe). In conclusion, we found limited evidence for recent intercontinental spread of APMV-4.

Technical Abstract: Avian paramyxovirus serotype 4 (APMV-4) is a single stranded RNA virus that has most often been isolated from waterfowl. Limited information has been reported regarding the prevalence, pathogenicity, and genetic diversity of AMPV-4. To assess the intercontinental dispersal of this viral agent, we sequenced the fusion gene of 58 APMV-4 isolates collected in the United States, Japan and the Ukraine and compared them to all available sequences on GenBank. With only a single exception the phylogenetic clades of APMV-4 sequences were monophyletic with respect to their continents of origin (North America, Asia and Europe). Thus, we detected limited evidence for recent intercontinental dispersal of APMV-4 in this study.