H3N2 Influenza Virus Transmission from Swine to Turkeys, United States

@inproceedings{Choi2004H3N2IV,
  title={H3N2 Influenza Virus Transmission from Swine to Turkeys, United States},
  author={Young Ki Choi and Jee Hoon Lee and Gene A. Erickson and Sagar M Goyal and Han Soo Joo and Robert James Webster and Richard R. J. Webby},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2004}
}
In 1998, a novel H3N2 reassortant virus emerged in the United States swine population. We report the interspecies transmission of this virus to turkeys in two geographically distant farms in the United States in 2003. This event is of concern, considering the reassortment capacity of this virus and the susceptibility of turkey to infection by avian influenza viruses. Two H3N2 isolates, A/turkey/NC/16108/03 and A/turkey/MN/764/03, had 98.0% to 99.9% nucleotide sequence identity to each other in… CONTINUE READING