Experimental infection of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 in black-headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

@inproceedings{Ramis2014ExperimentalIO,
  title={Experimental infection of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 in black-headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)},
  author={Antonio J. Ramis and Geert van Amerongen and Marco W.G. van de Bildt and Loneke Leijten and Raphael Vanderstichel and Albert D M E Osterhaus and Thijs Kuiken},
  booktitle={Veterinary research},
  year={2014}
}
Historically, highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAIV) rarely resulted in infection or clinical disease in wild birds. However, since 2002, disease and mortality from natural HPAIV H5N1 infection have been observed in wild birds including gulls. We performed an experimental HPAIV H5N1 infection of black-headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) to… CONTINUE READING