Wild aquatic birds host a wide range of influenza A viruses that occasionally can be transmitted to other wild animals, domestic animals and humans.
The first part of this thesis aims at improving our understanding of the ecology and evolution of avian influenza viruses in wild aquatic birds.
The second part of this thesis aims at identifying risk factors associated with the wild bird and domestic interface.

R.A.M. Fouchier (Ron) , T. Kuiken (Thijs)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The research was financially supported by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the EU DG Sanco monitoring program, EU Framework six program NewFluBird (044490), European Research Council project FLUPLAN (250136), NIAID/NIH contracts HHSN266200700010C and HHSN272201400008C, and Horizon 2020 project COMPARE.
Department of Virology

Verhagen, J. (2016, October 5). Influenza A Viruses in Migratory Birds: Ecology, evolution and the wild-domestic interface. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/93534