Seroprevalence survey of H9N2 avian influenza virus in backyard chickens around the Caspian Sea in Iran

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MM Hadipour;
  • Publisher: Fundação APINCO de Ciência e Tecnologia Avícolas
  • Journal: issn: 1516-635X, eissn: 1806-9061
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/S1516-635X2010000100008
  • Subject: HI | H9N2 | backyard chickens | Avian Influenza virus | Iran | seroprevalence | Animal culture | QL1-991 | SF600-1100 | Caspian Sea | Veterinary medicine | SF1-1100 | Zoology
    mesheuropmc: animal structures | virus diseases

Since 1998, an epidemic of avian influenza occurred in the Iranian poultry industry. The identified agent presented low pathogenicity, and was subtyped as an H9N2 avian influenza virus. Backyard chickens can play an important role in the epidemiology of H9N2 avian influ... View more