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

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Mohammad Mehdi Hadipour*, Gholamhossein Habibi and Amir Vosoughi;
  • Publisher: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • Journal: Pakistan Veterinary Journal (issn: 0253-8318)
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  • Subject: H9N2 | Backyard chickens | Iran | Seroprevalence | Animal culture | Veterinary medicine | Maharlou lake | SF600-1100 | SF1-1100
    mesheuropmc: viruses | animal structures | virus diseases

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 in... View more
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