Persistence of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus in Waterfowl in a Southern African Ecosystem

Caron, Alexandre and Abolnik, Celia and Mundava, Josephine and Gaidet, Nicolas and Burger, Christina and Mochotlhoan, Bontsi and Leo, Bruinzeel and Chiweshe, Ngoni and de Garine-Wichatitsky, Michel and Cumming, Graeme S (2010) Persistence of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus in Waterfowl in a Southern African Ecosystem.

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Abstract

Waterfowl were counted and sampled in a Zimbabwean wetland over 24 months. LPAI strains were detected during 20 consecutive months, providing evidence of regional yearly persistence of LPAI. We discuss the role of Afro-tropical ducks in viral maintenance and transmission, and attempt to explain the observed patterns. Keywords: avian influenza, waterfowl, Africa

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > Protection and Conservation
Depositing User: Research Database Administrator
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2014 10:22
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2014 10:22
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/503

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