A Survey of Avian Influenza in Tree Sparrows in China in 2011

Abstract

Tree sparrows (Passer montanus) are widely distributed in all seasons in many countries. In this study, a survey and relevant experiments on avian influenza (AI) in tree sparrows were conducted. The results suggested that the receptor for avian influenza viruses (AIVs), SAα2,3Gal, is abundant in the respiratory tract of tree sparrows, and most of the tree… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033092

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