Perpetuation of influenza A viruses in Alaskan waterfowl reservoirs

  title={Perpetuation of influenza A viruses in Alaskan waterfowl reservoirs},
  author={Toshihiro Ito and Katsunori Okazaki and Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ayato Takada and Robert James Webster and Dr. H. Kida},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
To provide information on the mechanism of perpetuation of influenza viruses among waterfowl reservoirs in nature, virological surveillance was carried out in Alaska during their breeding season in summer from 1991 to 1994. Influenza viruses were isolated mainly from fecal samples of dabbling ducks in their nesting places in central Alaska. The numbers of subtypes of 108 influenza virus isolates were 1 H2N3, 37 H3N8, 55 H4N6, 1 H7N3, 1 H8N2, 1 H10N2, 11 H10N7, and H10N9. Influenza viruses were… CONTINUE READING
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