Molecular and antigenic evolution and geographical spread of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in western Africa.

@article{Ducatez2007MolecularAA,
  title={Molecular and antigenic evolution and geographical spread of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in western Africa.},
  author={Mariette F. Ducatez and Christophe M. Olinger and Ademola Amubieya Owoade and Zekiba S Tarnagda and Marc Christian Tahita and Adama Sow and S{\'e}bastien De Landtsheer and Wim Ammerlaan and Jean-Bosco Ou{\'e}draogo and Albert D M E Osterhaus and Ron A M Fouchier and Claude P. Muller},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 Pt 8},
  pages={2297-306}
}
In Africa, highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus was first detected in northern Nigeria and later also in other regions of the country. Since then, seven other African countries have reported H5N1 infections. This study reports a comparison of full-length genomic sequences of H5N1 isolates from seven chicken farms in Nigeria and chicken and hooded vultures in Burkina Faso with earlier H5N1 outbreaks worldwide. In addition, the antigenicity of Nigerian H5N1 isolates was compared with… CONTINUE READING