hkr.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Surveillance of influenza A virus in migratory waterfowl in northern Europe
Smedby Health Center, Kalmar.
Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam.
Kalmar University.
Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna.
Show others and affiliations
2007 (English)In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, ISSN 1080-6040, E-ISSN 1080-6059, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 404-411Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We conducted large-scale, systematic sampling of influenza type A virus in migratory waterfowl (mostly mallards [Anas platyrhynchos]) at Ottenby Bird Observatory, southeast Sweden. As with previous studies, we found a higher prevalence in fall than spring, and among juveniles compared with adults. However, in contrast to other studies, we found that prevalence in spring was sometimes high (mean 4.0%, highest 9.5%). This finding raises the possibility that ducks are capable of perpetuating influenza A virus of different subtypes and subtype combinations throughout the year and from 1 year to the next. Isolation of the H5 and H7 subtypes was common, which suggests risk for transmission to sensitive domestic animals such as poultry. We argue that wild bird screening can function as a sentinel system, and we give an example of how it could have been used to forecast a remote and deadly outbreak of influenza A in poultry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 13, no 3, p. 404-411
Keyword [en]
RESIDENT DUCKS, AQUATIC BIRDS, WILD DUCKS, PARAMYXOVIRUSES, PERPETUATION, GENES, GULLS
National Category
Biological Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-170ISI: 000244800900006ISBN: 1080-6040 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-170DiVA, id: diva2:160087
Available from: 2009-02-11 Created: 2009-02-11 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(273 kB)165 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 273 kBChecksum SHA-512
996209ae1d089f78267ff8b18e5cc83ad9025633735e018556a98892e74db11c495e5149d0097b9918cc8a480788a1bb03577b19516af415b43f4d83e0714faa
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Fulltext

Authority records BETA

Elmberg, Johan

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Elmberg, Johan
By organisation
Department of Mathematics and Science
In the same journal
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Biological Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 165 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 350 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf