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Understanding the ecological drivers of avian influenza virus infection in wildfowl: a continental-scale study across Africa
- N. Gaidet, A. Caron, +20 authors T. Dodman
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 14 September 2011
Despite considerable effort for surveillance of wild birds for avian influenza viruses (AIVs), empirical investigations of ecological drivers of AIV prevalence in wild birds are still scarce. Here we… Expand
Empirical analysis suggests continuous and homogeneous circulation of Newcastle disease virus in a wide range of wild bird species in Africa.
Newcastle disease (ND) is one of the most important poultry diseases worldwide and can lead to annual losses of up to 80% of backyard chickens in Africa. All bird species are considered susceptible… Expand
Factors influencing long-term and seasonal waterbird abundance and composition at two adjacent lakes in Zimbabwe
The spatial and temporal structures of waterbird communities are dynamic and complex with many driving factors. We used long-term waterbird census data at two lakes in Zimbabwe to explore the… Expand
Response of the waterbird community to floating pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides) cover at Ngamo dam, Antelope Park, Zimbabwe.
Little is known on the influence of invasive aquatic weeds on afro-tropical waterbird communities. We used bird counts in sites of varying floating pennywort Hydrocotyle ranunculoides cover to… Expand
infection in wildfowl: a continental-scale study across AfricaUnderstanding the ecological drivers of avian influenza virus
Despite considerable effort for surveillance of wild birds for avian influenza viruses (AIVs), empirical investigations of ecological drivers of AIV prevalence in wild birds are still scarce. Here… Expand