Influenza A(H5N8) Virus Similar to Strain in Korea Causing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Germany

Harder, Timm C. GND; Maurer-Stroh, S.; Pohlmann, Anne GND; Starick, Elke GND; Höreth-Böntgen, Detlef GND; Albrecht, K.; Pannwitz, G.; Teifke, Jens Peter GND; Gunalan, V.; Lee, R.T.C.; Sauter-Louis, Carola GND; Homeier-Bachmann, Timo GND; Staubach, Christoph GND; Wolf, C.; Strebelow, Günter GND; Höper, Dirk GND; Grund, Christian GND; Conraths, Franz Josef GND; Mettenleiter, Thomas C. GND; Beer, Martin GND

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8) virus, like the recently described H5N8 strain from Korea, was detected in November 2014 in farmed turkeys and in a healthy common teal (Anas crecca) in northeastern Germany. Infected wild birds possibly introduced this virus.

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Harder, Timm / Maurer-Stroh, S. / Pohlmann, Anne / et al: Influenza A(H5N8) Virus Similar to Strain in Korea Causing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Germany. 2015.

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