Role of Terrestrial Wild Birds in Ecology of Influenza A Virus (H5N1)
Adrianus C.M. Boon*1, Matthew R. Sandbulte*1, Patrick Seiler*, Richard J. Webby*, Thaweesak Songserm†, Yi Guan‡, and Robert G. Webster*
Author affiliations: *St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; †Medicine Kasetsart University, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand; ‡University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China;
Figure. Average peak influenza A virus titers in oropharyngeal (A) and cloacal (B) swabs during the course of influenza (H5N1) infection in 3 terrestrial bird species. C, influenza A virus titers in lungs and brains of deceased sparrows. Data are presented as log10 50% egg infectious doses per milliliter (log10 EID50/mL). ND, no data available.
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