Swarm incursions of reassortants of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus strains H5N8 and H5N5, clade 2.3.4.4b, Germany, winter 2016/17

Pohlmann, Anne GND; Starick, Elke GND; Grund, Christian GND; Höper, Dirk GND; Strebelow, Günter GND; Globig, Anja GND; Staubach, Christoph GND; Conraths, Franz Josef GND; Mettenleiter, Thomas C. GND; Harder, Timm C. GND; Beer, Martin GND

The outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5Nx viruses in winter 2016/2017 was the most severe HPAI epizootic ever reported in Germany. The H5N8 and H5N5 viruses detected in birds in Germany in 2016/2017 represent a reassortant swarm of at least five distinct genotypes, which carried closely related HA segments derived from clade 2.3.4.4b. The genotypes of these viruses and their spatio-temporal distribution indicated a unique situation with multiple independent entries of HPAIV into Germany.

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Pohlmann, Anne / Starick, Elke / Grund, Christian / et al: Swarm incursions of reassortants of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus strains H5N8 and H5N5, clade 2.3.4.4b, Germany, winter 2016/17. 2018.

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