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Volume 12, Number 10—October 2006

Dispatch

H5N1 Influenza Viruses in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

David A. Boltz*, Bounlom Douangngeun†, Settha Sinthasak†, Phouvong Phommachanh†, Scott Rolston‡, Honglin Chen§¶, Yi Guan§¶, Joseph S. Malik Peiris§¶, Gavin J.D. Smith§¶, and Robert Webster*¶Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; †National Animal Heath Centre, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic; ‡Embassy of the United States, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic; §Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, People's Republic of China; ¶University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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Figure 1

Map of Lao People's Democratic Republic indicates regions (black areas) of influenza virus surveillance. Outbreaks of H5N1 occurred in Vientiane (location of isolation of A/Duck/Laos/3295/2006) (A), Savannakhét (B), and Champasak (C) provinces during late 2003 and early 2004.

Figure 1. Map of Lao People's Democratic Republic indicates regions (black areas) of influenza virus surveillance. Outbreaks of H5N1 occurred in Vientiane (location of isolation of A/Duck/Laos/3295/2006) (A), Savannakhét (B), and Champasak (C) provinces during late 2003 and early 2004.

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