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Avian influenza H5N1 in viverrids: Implications for wildlife health and conservation

Abstract:

The Asian countries chronically infected with avian influenza A H5N1 are 'global hotspots' for biodiversity conservation in terms of species diversity, endemism and levels of threat. Since 2003, avian influenza A H5N1 viruses have naturally infected and killed a range of wild bird species, four felid species and a mustelid. Here, we report fatal disseminated H5N1 infection in a globally threatened viverrid, the Owston's civet, in Vietnam, highlighting the risk that avian influenza H5N1 poses ...

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10.1098/rspb.2006.3549

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Roberton, SI More by this author
Smith, GJD More by this author
Nicholls, JM More by this author
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Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume:
273
Issue:
1595
Pages:
1729-1732
Publication date:
2006
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:ad33c1c5-a574-4f13-a509-d5da4a458b20
Source identifiers:
94479
Local pid:
pubs:94479

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