Evidence of intercontinental transfer of North American lineage avian influenza virus into Korea.

@article{Lee2011EvidenceOI,
  title={Evidence of intercontinental transfer of North American lineage avian influenza virus into Korea.},
  author={Dong-hun Lee and Hyun-Jeong Lee and Yu-Na Lee and Jae-keun Park and Tae-Hyun Lim and M. Kim and Ha-Na Youn and Joong-Bok Lee and Seung-Yong Park and In-Soo Choi and Chang-Seon Song},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={232-6}
}
Avian influenza viruses (AIV) can be genetically distinguished by geographical origin. The present study found evidence of intercontinental transfer of North American lineage AIV into Asia via migratory bird populations. The North American lineage genes were detected in live animal markets during avian influenza surveillance, seemed to have reassorted with Eurasian AIV in wild bird habitats, and had transmitted to live animal markets. Enhanced AIV surveillance is required to understand the… CONTINUE READING

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