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Avian influenza in Australia : a summary of 5 years of wild bird surveillance

Grillo, V.L., Arzey, K.E., Hansbro, P.M., Hurt, A.C., Warner, S., Bergfeld, J., Burgess, G.W., Cookson, B., Dickason, C.J., Ferenczi, M., Hollingsworth, T., Hoque, M.D.A., Jackson, R.B., Klaassen, M., Kirkland, P.D., Kung, N.Y., Lisovski, S., O'Dea, M.A., O'Riley, K., Roshier, D., Skerratt, L.F., Tracey, J.P., Wang, X., Woods, R. and Post, L. 2015, Avian influenza in Australia : a summary of 5 years of wild bird surveillance, Australian veterinary journal, vol. 93, no. 11, pp. 387-393, doi: 10.1111/avj.12379.

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Title Avian influenza in Australia : a summary of 5 years of wild bird surveillance
Author(s) Grillo, V.L.
Arzey, K.E.
Hansbro, P.M.
Hurt, A.C.
Warner, S.
Bergfeld, J.
Burgess, G.W.
Cookson, B.
Dickason, C.J.
Ferenczi, M.
Hollingsworth, T.
Hoque, M.D.A.
Jackson, R.B.
Klaassen, M.ORCID iD for Klaassen, M. orcid.org/0000-0003-3907-9599
Kirkland, P.D.
Kung, N.Y.
Lisovski, S.
O'Dea, M.A.
O'Riley, K.
Roshier, D.
Skerratt, L.F.
Tracey, J.P.
Wang, X.
Woods, R.
Post, L.
Journal name Australian veterinary journal
Volume number 93
Issue number 11
Start page 387
End page 393
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Place of publication Chichester, Eng.
Publication date 2015-11
ISSN 0005-0423
1751-0813
Keyword(s) Australia
avian influenza
biosecurity
surveillance
wild birds
Summary BACKGROUND: Avian influenza viruses (AIVs) are found worldwide in numerous bird species, causing significant disease in gallinaceous poultry and occasionally other species. Surveillance of wild bird reservoirs provides an opportunity to add to the understanding of the epidemiology of AIVs. METHODS: This study examined key findings from the National Avian Influenza Wild Bird Surveillance Program over a 5-year period (July 2007-June 2012), the main source of information on AIVs circulating in Australia. RESULTS: The overall proportion of birds that tested positive for influenza A via PCR was 1.9 ± 0.1%, with evidence of widespread exposure of Australian wild birds to most low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) subtypes (H1-13, H16). LPAI H5 subtypes were found to be dominant and widespread during this 5-year period. CONCLUSION: Given Australia's isolation, both geographically and ecologically, it is important for Australia not to assume that the epidemiology of AIV from other geographic regions applies here. Despite all previous highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in Australian poultry being attributed to H7 subtypes, widespread detection of H5 subtypes in wild birds may represent an ongoing risk to the Australian poultry industry.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/avj.12379
Field of Research 060299 Ecology not elsewhere classified
0707 Veterinary Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Australian Veterinary Association
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