Avian paramyxoviruses in shorebirds and gulls.

  title={Avian paramyxoviruses in shorebirds and gulls.},
  author={Laura L Coffee and Britta A Hanson and M. Page Luttrell and David Swayne and Dennis A. Senne and Virginia H. Goekjian and Lawrence J. Niles and David E. Stallknecht},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={46 2},
There are nine serotypes of avian paramyxovirus (APMV), including APMV-1, or Newcastle disease virus. Although free-flying ducks and geese have been extensively monitored for APMV, limited information is available for species in the order Charadriiformes. From 2000 to 2005 we tested cloacal swabs from 9,128 shorebirds and gulls (33 species, five families) captured in 10 states within the USA and in three countries in the Caribbean and South America. Avian paramyxoviruses were isolated from 60… CONTINUE READING

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