Isolation of H13N2 influenza A virus from turkeys and surface water.

V. Sivanandan, David A Halvorson, E. Laudert, D. A. Senne, M. C. Kumar

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This is the first report of the isolation of H13N2 avian influenza virus (AIV) subtype from domestic turkeys. This subtype was also isolated from nearby surface water. The observation of large numbers of gulls in close association with turkeys on range before the virus isolations suggests that this virus subtype was transmitted from gulls to range turkeys. Turkey flocks infected by this virus subtype did not show any clinical signs of the disease, although seroconversion did occur. The H13N2 isolates were found to be non-pathogenic in chickens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)974-977
Number of pages4
JournalAvian diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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