H9N2 influenza A virus circulates in H5N1 endemically infected poultry population in Egypt
Article first published online: 2 JUL 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 240–243, May 2013
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Monne, I., Hussein, H. A., Fusaro, A., Valastro, V., Hamoud, M. M., Khalefa, R. A., Dardir, S. N., Radwan, M. I., Capua, I. and Cattoli, G. (2013), H9N2 influenza A virus circulates in H5N1 endemically infected poultry population in Egypt. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 7: 240–243. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2012.00399.x
- Issue published online: 17 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 2 JUL 2012
- Accepted 16 May 2012. Published Online 2 July 2012.
- Avian influenza;
We describe the identification and characterization of the H9N2 influenza subtype reported in Egyptian broiler and broiler breeder farms for the first time. Circulation of this subtype in a highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza virus endemic population provides an opportunity for genetic reassortment and emergence of novel viruses.