Isolation of type a influenza viruses from red-necked grebes (Podiceps grisegena)

Camille Lebarbenchon, Benjamin R. Wilcox, Rebecca L. Poulson, Morgan J. Slusher, Nadia B. Fedorova, Dan A. Katzel, Carol J. Cardona, Greggory A. Knutsen, David E. Wentworth, David E. Stallknecht

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Six type-A low pathogenic influenza viruses from 14 Red-necked Grebes (Podiceps grisegena) from Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge were sequenced. The grebe viruses were closely related to North American duck viruses. The genetic and temporal subtype consistency between the duck and grebe isolates suggest spillover events, potentially enhanced by feather eating.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-293
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


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