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Prevalence of Antibodies to H9N2 Avian Influenza Virus in Backyard Chickens around Maharlou Lake in Iran

Mohammad Mehdi Hadipour*, Gholamhossein Habibi and Amir Vosoughi;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2011 Journal: Pakistan Veterinary Journal, volume 31, issue 3, pages 192-194 (issn: 0253-8318, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Backyard chickens play an important role in the epidemiology of H9N2 avian influenza virus infection. Close contact of backyard chickens with migratory birds, especially with aquatic birds, as well as neighboring poultry farms, may pose the risk of transmitting avian influenza virus, but little is known about the disease status of backyard poultry. A H9N2 avian influenza virus seroprevalence survey was carried out in 500 backyard chickens from villages around Maharlou lake in Iran, using the hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) test. The studied backyard chickens had not been previously vaccinated and showed no clinical signs of disease. The overall HI titer and ser...
Medical Subject Headings: animal structuresvirus diseasesviruses
free text keywords: Backyard chickens, H9N2, Iran, Maharlou lake, Seroprevalence, lcsh:Animal culture, lcsh:SF1-1100, lcsh:Veterinary medicine, lcsh:SF600-1100
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