Is the occurrence of avian influenza virus in Charadriiformes species and location dependent?

@article{Hanson2008IsTO,
  title={Is the occurrence of avian influenza virus in Charadriiformes species and location dependent?},
  author={Britta A Hanson and M. Page Luttrell and Virginia H. Goekjian and Larry Niles and David Swayne and Dennis A. Senne and David E. Stallknecht},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={351-61}
}
Birds in the order Charadriiformes were sampled at multiple sites in the eastern half of the continental USA, as well as at Argentina, Chile, and Bermuda, during 1999-2005, and tested for avian influenza virus (AIV). Of more than 9,400 birds sampled, AIV virus was isolated from 290 birds. Although Ruddy Turnstones (Arenaria interpres) comprised just 25% of birds sampled, they accounted for 87% of isolates. Only eight AIV isolations were made from birds at four locations outside of the Delaware… CONTINUE READING

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