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Volume 13, Number 4—April 2007

Dispatch

Avian Influenza Viruses in Water Birds, Africa1

Nicolas Gaidet*Comments to Author , Tim Dodman†, Alexandre Caron*, Gilles Balança*, Stephanie Desvaux*, Flavie Goutard*, Giovanni Cattoli‡, François Lamarque§, Ward Hagemeijer†, and François Monicat*
Author affiliations: *Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement , Montpellier, France; †Wetlands International, Wageningen, the Netherlands; ‡Viale dell’Università, Legnaro, Italy; §Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage, Paris France;

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Table 2

Reverse transcription PCR–based detection of influenza A virus in 2 wild duck species sampled in different countries

Species Country No. samples tested No. PCR positive (%)
Garganey (Anas querquedula)
Chad
381
11 (2.9)
Kenya
104
0
Mali
411
22 (5.4)
Mauritania
225
33 (14.7)
Niger
87
4 (4.6)
Senegal
121
17 (14.0)
White-faced whistling duck (Dendrocygna viduata) Burkina Faso
167
0
Chad
232
1 (0.4)
Ethiopia
76
10 (13.2)
Malawi
59
0
Mali
36
1 (2.8)
Mauritania
183
7 (3.8)
Niger
232
8 (3.4)
Senegal 172 11 (6.4)

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1African Waterbird Ringing Scheme (AFRING), Oiseaux Migrateurs du Paléarctique Occidental (OMPO), Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS) , Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology or Stichting Openbaar Voortgezet Onderwijs Noord (SOVON), and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT).

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