Detection and characterization of avian influenza and other avian paramyxoviruses from wild waterfowl in parts of the southeastern United States

T. V. Dormitorio, J. J. Giambrone, K. Guo, G. R. Hepp
2009 Poultry Science  
Cloacal swabs were taken from migratory hunter-killed, nonmigratory, nesting waterfowl and migratory shorebirds from wildlife refuges in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida during 2006 to 2008. Samples were processed in embryonated eggs followed by hemagglutination (HA), Directigen, and real-time reverse transcription-PCR tests. Sequence analysis of the hemagglutinin (H) gene of the H10N7 Alabama isolate revealed that it was closely related (98%) to recent isolates from Delaware and Canada, but only
more » ... d Canada, but only 90% related to an H10N7 isolated 30 yr ago. Four isolates had 94 to 97% similarity to published H1N1 isolates including one from swine. No H5 or H7 isolates were found.
doi:10.3382/ps.2008-00337 pmid:19276434 fatcat:qaklhhichnhibc5asndd4ir42i