Emergence and spread of novel H5N8, H5N5 and H5N1 clade 18.104.22.168 highly pathogenic avian influenza in 2020
Emerging Microbes and Infections , Volume 10 - Issue 1 p. 148- 151
Analyses of HPAI H5 viruses from poultry outbreaks across a wide Eurasian region since July 2020 including the Russian Federation, Republics of Iraq and Kazakhstan, and recent detections in migratory waterfowl in the Netherlands, revealed undetected maintenance of H5N8, likely in galliform poultry since 2017/18 and both H5N5 and H5N1. All viruses belong to A/H5 clade 22.214.171.124b with closely related HA genes. Heterogeneity in Eurasian H5Nx HPAI emerging variants threatens poultry production, food security and veterinary public health.
|avian, emergence, Eurasia, HPAI, Influenza|
|Emerging Microbes and Infections|
|Organisation||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
Lewis, N.S, Banyard, A, Whittard, E. (Elliot), Karibayev, T. (Talgat), Al Kafagi, T. (Thamer), Chvala, I. (Ilya), … Brown, I.H. (2021). Emergence and spread of novel H5N8, H5N5 and H5N1 clade 126.96.36.199 highly pathogenic avian influenza in 2020. Emerging Microbes and Infections, 10(1), 148–151. doi:10.1080/22221751.2021.1872355