Genetic characterization of HPAI (H5N1) viruses from poultry and wild vultures, Burkina Faso

Mariette F. Ducatez, Zekiba Tarnagda, Marc C. Tahita, Adama Sow, Sebastien De Landtsheer, Brandon Z. Londt, Ian H. Brown, Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus, Ron A.M. Fouchier, Jean Bosco B. Ouedraogo, Claude P. Muller*

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Abstract

Genetic analysis of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) viruses from poultry and hooded vultures in Burkina Faso shows that these viruses belong to 1 of 3 sublineages initially found in Nigeria and later in other African countries. Hooded vultures could potentially be vectors or sentinels of influenza subtype H5N1, as are cats and swans elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-613
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

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