Avian influenza virus H9 subtype in poultry flocks in Jordan.

  title={Avian influenza virus H9 subtype in poultry flocks in Jordan.},
  author={Dergham Ahmad Roussan and Ghassan Y. Khawaldeh and Rami H. Al Rifai and Waheed S. Totanji and Ibrahem A Shaheen},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  volume={88 1},
Avian influenza virus (AIV) has been recognized as one of the most important pathogens in poultry. This study was designed to investigate the prevalence of AIV H9 subtype in commercial chicken flocks in Jordan by serological and molecular methods. Serum samples from 180 chicken flocks (120 broilers and 60 layers) free from respiratory symptoms, were examined by hemagglutination inhibition (HI) test for specific antibodies against AIV H9 subtype, and 83 chicken flocks (60 broilers and 23 layers… CONTINUE READING


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