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Volume 12, Number 11—November 2006

Dispatch

Food Markets with Live Birds as Source of Avian Influenza

Ming Wang*1, Biao Di*1, Duan-Hua Zhou*1, Bo-Jian Zheng†1, Huaiqi Jing‡1, Yong-Ping Lin†, Yu-Fei Liu*, Xin-Wei Wu*, Peng-Zhe Qin*, Yu-Lin Wang*, Li-Yun Jian*, Xiang-Zhong Li*, Jian-Xiong Xu*, En-Jie Lu*, Tie-Gang Li*, and Jianguo Xu§Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China; †The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China; ‡National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People's Republic of China; §State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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Table

Serum and swab sample results from live birds and animal cages sampled at markets in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China*

Source Food market
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
T S T S T S T S T S T S T S T S T S T S
Serum
Poultry purveyors 22 22 22 21 6 5 2 2 14 12 14 13 14 14 12 11 15 10 121 110
Swabs
Animal cages 20 10 27 0 8 8 4 0 16 3 28 8 27 18 24 8 27 24 181 79
Anal swabs
Chicken 160 10 190 6 64 6 36 5 95 6 268 7 195 3 160 1 205 13 1,373 57
Duck 10 0 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 3 2 1 10 5 37 12
Goose 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 1 0 0 3 1 6 4 20 7
Pigeon 15 0 20 3 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 10 1 70 5 140 13
Partridge 30 0 45 0 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 20 2 135 4
Quail 80 0 110 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 265 1

*T, total no.; S, no. sampled. Markets and samples from which specimens tested positive for virus genes or neutralizing antibody against highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 are in boldface.

*T, total no.; S, no. sampled. Markets and samples from which specimens tested positive for virus genes or neutralizing antibody against highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 are in boldface.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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