A low pathogenic H5N2 influenza virus isolated in Taiwan acquired high pathogenicity by consecutive passages in chickens.

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Soda, Kosuke ; Cheng, Ming-Chu ; Yoshida, Hiromi ; Endo, Mayumi ; Lee, Shu-Hwae ; Okamatsu, Masatoshi ; Sakoda, Yoshihiro ; Wang, Ching-Ho ; Kida, Hiroshi (2011)
  • Publisher: the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science
  • Journal: The Journal of veterinary medical science, volume 73, issue 6, pages 767-772 (issn: 1347-7439)
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: embryonic structures | animal structures

H5N2 viruses were isolated from cloacal swab samples of apparently healthy chickens in Taiwan in 2003 and 2008 during surveillance of avian influenza. Each of the viruses was eradicated by stamping out. The official diagnosis report indicated that the Intravenous Pathog... View more
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