Multiple novel H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, South Korea, 2016.

  title={Multiple novel H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, South Korea, 2016.},
  author={Eun-kyoung Lee and Byung-Min Song and Yu-Na Lee and Gyeong-Beom Heo and You-chan Bae and Sung-Joon Joh and Seok-Chan Park and Kang-Seuk Choi and Hyun-Jeong Lee and Il Ho Jang and Min-Su Kang and Ok-Mi Jeong and Byung-Kook Choi and Sang-man Lee and Suk Chan Jeong and Bong-Kyun Park and Hee-Soo Lee and Youn-jeong Lee},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
We report the identification of novel highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of subtype H5N6, clade, that presumably originated from China. In addition, reassortant strains with Eurasian lineage low pathogenic avian influenza viruses were isolated in wild birds and poultry in South Korea. The emergence of these novel H5N6 viruses and their circulation among bird populations are of great concern because of the potential for virus dissemination with intercontinental wild bird migration… CONTINUE READING

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