Taweesak Songserm

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Complete genome sequences of H5N1 viruses derived from a domestic cat “A/Cat/Thailand/KU-02/04” and dog “A/Dog/Thailand/KU-08/04” were comprehensively analyzed and compared with H5N1 isolates obtained during the 2004 and 2005 outbreaks. Phylogenetic analysis of both cat and dog viruses revealed that they are closely related to the H5N1 viruses recovered(More)
Avian influenza H5N1 virus is a global threat. An emergence of a reassortant virus with a pandemic potential is a major concern. Here we describe a multiplex reverse transcription-PCR assay that is specific for the eight genomic segments of the currently circulating H5N1 viruses to facilitate surveillance for a virus resulting from reassortment between(More)
BACKGROUND Adaptation of the receptor-binding preference from alpha2,3- to alpha2,6-linked sialic acid is an essential step for an avian influenza virus to transmit efficiently in human population and become a pandemic virus. The currently available assays for receptor-binding preference are complex and not widely available. OBJECTIVES A simple(More)
A double-antigen sandwich ELISA was developed for the detection of antibodies to influenza A viruses. A recombinant nucleoprotein (rNP) of influenza A virus was used as a capture antigen and an HRP-conjugate for detecting the antibodies. A total of 125 serum samples from birds of different species including chickens, geese, open-billed storks, Khaki(More)
Bovine coronavirus (BCoV) is involved mainly in enteric infections in cattle. This study reports the first molecular detection of BCoV in a diarrhea outbreak in dairy cows in the Central Region, Thailand. BCoV was molecularly detected from bloody diarrheic cattle feces by using nested PCR. Agarose gel electrophoresis of three diarrheic fecal samples yielded(More)
The highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 is known to induce high level of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) from primary macrophages. However, it is still unclear whether current H5N1 strains also induce high TNF-α production, as most of the data were derived from extinct clade 0 H5N1 strain. Here, we show that current clade 1 and 2 H5N1 strains(More)
Five erythrocyte species (horse, goose, chicken, guinea pig, and human) were used to agglutinate avian influenza H5N1 viruses by hemagglutination assay and to detect specific antibody by hemagglutination inhibition test. We found that goose erythrocytes confer a greater advantage over other erythrocyte species in both assays.
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