Genetic and biological characterization of avian influenza H5N1 viruses isolated from wild birds and poultry in Western Siberia


Three viruses included in the study were isolated from dead birds (A/duck/Omsk/1822/2006, A/chicken/Reshoty/02/2006, and A/duck/Tuva/01/2006), whereas the virus A/common gull/Chany/P/2006 was isolated from an apparently healthy gull during outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Russia in 2006. The intravenous pathogenicity index (IVPI) of viruses… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00705-010-0676-2

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