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Title: Comparison of outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic AVIAN influenza in wild birds and poultry in thailand
Authors: Jarunee Siengsanan
Kridsada Chaichoune
Rassameepen Phonaknguen
Ladawan Sariya
Phirom Prompiram
Waraporn Kocharin
Sririporn Tangsudjai
Sarin Suwanpukdee
Witthawat Wiriyarat
Rattapan Pattanarangsan
Ian Robertson
Stuart D. Blacksell
Parntep Ratanakorn
Mahidol University
Murdoch University
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Environmental Science
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2009
Citation: Journal of Wildlife Diseases. Vol.45, No.3 (2009), 740-747
Abstract: Wild bird surveillance for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus from 2004 to 2007 in Thailand indicated that the prevalence of infection with avian influenza H5N1 virus in wild birds was low (1.0%, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.7-1.2, 60/6, 263 pooled samples). However, the annual prevalence varied considerably over this period, with a peak of 2.7% (95% CI 1.4, 4.1) in 2004. Prevalence dropped to 0.5% (95% CI 0.3, 0.8]) and 0.6% (95% CI 0.3, 1.0) in 2005 and 2006, respectively, and then increased to 1.8% (95% CI 1.0, 2.6) in 2007. During this period, 16 species from 12 families of wild birds tested positive for H5N1 virus infection. All samples from juvenile birds were negative for H5N1 virus, whereas 0.6% (95% CI 0.4, 0.9) of pooled samples from adult birds were positive. Most positive samples originated from peridomestic resident species. Infected wild bird samples were only found in provinces where poultry outbreaks had occurred. Detection of H5N1 virus infection in wild birds was reported up to 3 yr after eradication of the poultry outbreaks in those provinces. As observed with outbreaks in poultry, the frequencies of H5N1 outbreaks in wild birds were significantly higher in winter. Further understanding of the mechanisms of persistence and ongoing HPAI H5N1 transmission between wild birds and domestic poultry is needed. © 2009 Wildlife Disease Association.
ISSN: 00903558
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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