Equine influenza outbreak in India (2008-09): virus isolation, sero-epidemiology and phylogenetic analysis of HA gene.

@article{Virmani2010EquineIO,
  title={Equine influenza outbreak in India (2008-09): virus isolation, sero-epidemiology and phylogenetic analysis of HA gene.},
  author={Nitin Virmani and Bidhan Chandra Bera and Bijay K. Singh and Karuppusamy Shanmugasundaram and Baldev Raj Gulati and Sanjay Barua and Rajesh Kumar Vaid and Ashok Kumar Gupta and Rama Krishna Singh},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={143 2-4},
  pages={
          224-37
        }
}
An outbreak of equine influenza (EI) was reported in India in June, 2008 after a gap of two decades. The outbreak started from Jammu and Kashmir (Katra), northern state of India and spread to the other parts of the country affecting equines in 11 states. The virus (H3N8) was isolated from nasal swabs obtained from clinical cases in various locations in the country including Katra (Jammu and Kashmir), Mysore (Karnataka) and Ahmedabad (Gujarat) using embryonated chicken eggs. The virus isolates… CONTINUE READING

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