Investigation of outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in waterfowl and wild birds in Hong Kong in late 2002.

@article{Ellis2004InvestigationOO,
  title={Investigation of outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in waterfowl and wild birds in Hong Kong in late 2002.},
  author={T. M. R. Ellis and R Barry Bousfield and Lucy A Bissett and Kitman C. Dyrting and Geraldine S.M. Luk and Siu T Tsim and Katharine M. Sturm-Ramirez and Robert James Webster and Yi Guan and J. S. Malik Peiris},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={492-505}
}
Outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza have occurred in Hong Kong in chickens and other gallinaceous poultry in 1997, 2001, twice in 2002 and 2003. High mortality rates were seen in gallinaceous birds but not in domestic or wild waterfowl or other wild birds until late 2002 when highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza occurred in waterfowl (geese, ducks and swans), captive Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) and other wild birds (Little Egret Egretta garzetta) at two waterfowl… CONTINUE READING