Persistence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus in waterfowl in a southern African ecosystem

Caron, Alexandre, Abolnik, Celia, Mundava, Josephine, Gaidet, Nicolas, Burger, Christina E., Mochotlhoane, Bontsi, Bruinzeel, Leo, Chiweshe, Ngoni, de Garine-Wichatitsky, Michel, and Cumming, Graeme S. (2011) Persistence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus in waterfowl in a southern African ecosystem. EcoHealth, 8 (1). pp. 109-115.

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Abstract

Waterfowl were counted and sampled in a Zimbabwean wetland over 24 months. LPAI strains were detected during 20 consecutive months, providing evidence of regional yearly persistence of LPAI. We discuss the role of Afro-tropical ducks in viral maintenance and transmission, and attempt to explain the observed patterns.

Item ID: 40975
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Africa, avian influenza,waterfowl
ISSN: 1612-9210
Funders: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, USAID, Wildlife Conservation Society, South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Projects and Grants: Global Avian Influenza network for Surveillance (GRIPAVI) project, Mesures d’Urgence
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2015 01:40
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050104 Landscape Ecology @ 33%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 33%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070704 Veterinary Epidemiology @ 34%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales @ 33%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8303 Livestock Raising > 830309 Poultry @ 33%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 34%
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