Isolation of low-pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza from wild birds in Peru

Bruno M. Ghersi, Merly M. Sovero, Eliana Icochea, Rosa I. Gonzalez, David L. Blazes, Armando E. Gonzalez, Joel M. Montgomery

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Abstract

Wild birds serve as natural reservoirs and sometimes harbor low-pathogenic avian influenza viruses. However, mutation of the virus can result in highly pathogenic strains, often more common among H5 and H7 genotypes. We report the isolation of a lowpathogenic H7N3 avian influenza in a Peruvian wetland.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)792-795
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of wildlife diseases
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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    Ghersi, B. M., Sovero, M. M., Icochea, E., Gonzalez, R. I., Blazes, D. L., Gonzalez, A. E., & Montgomery, J. M. (2011). Isolation of low-pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza from wild birds in Peru. Journal of wildlife diseases, 47(3), 792-795. https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-47.3.792