Evaluation of potential risk of transmission of avian influenza A viruses at live bird markets in response to unusual crow die-offs in Bangladesh

Mahbubur Rahman, Punam Mangtani, Timothy M. Uyeki, Jacqueline M. Cardwell, Montserrat Torremorell, Ariful Islam, Mohammed A. Samad, A. K.M. Muraduzzaman, Md Giasuddin, Sudipta Sarkar, A. S.M. Alamgir, M. Salimuzzaman, Meerjady S. Flora

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Abstract

In response to unusual crow die-offs from avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection during January-February 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a One Health team assessed potential infection risks in live bird markets (LBMs). Evidence of aerosolized avian influenza A viruses was detected in LBMs and in the respiratory tracts of market workers, indicating exposure and potential for infection. This study highlighted the importance of surveillance platforms with a coordinated One Health strategy to investigate and mitigate zoonotic risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalInfluenza and other Respiratory Viruses
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2020

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Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • avian influenza
  • avian influenza A virus
  • influenza in birds
  • live bird market
  • pathogen transmission

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  • Journal Article

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Rahman, M., Mangtani, P., Uyeki, T. M., Cardwell, J. M., Torremorell, M., Islam, A., Samad, M. A., Muraduzzaman, A. K. M., Giasuddin, M., Sarkar, S., Alamgir, A. S. M., Salimuzzaman, M., & Flora, M. S. (2020). Evaluation of potential risk of transmission of avian influenza A viruses at live bird markets in response to unusual crow die-offs in Bangladesh. Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, 14(3), 349-352. https://doi.org/10.1111/irv.12716