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Volume 13, Number 4—April 2007

Research

Influenza (H5N1) Viruses in Poultry, Russian Federation, 2005–2006

Aleksandr S. Lipatov*12, Vasily A. Evseenko†1, Hui-Ling Yen*, Anna V. Zaykovskaya†, Alexander G. Durimanov†, Sergey I. Zolotykh†, Sergey V. Netesov†, Ilya G. Drozdov†, Gennadiy G. Onishchenko‡, Robert G. Webster*Comments to Author , and Alexander M. Shestopalov†

Author affiliations: *St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; †Federal State Research Institute Research Center for Virology and Biotechnology “Vector,” Koltsovo, Novosibirsk Region, Russian Federation; ‡Federal Service for Surveillance in Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being, Moscow, Russian Federation;

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Table 1

Influenza (H5N1) viruses, Russian Federation, 2005–2006

Virus Date of isolation Type of operation Specimen used for isolation IVPI for chickens*
A/chicken/Suzdalka/06/2005
Jul 22, 2005
Backyard flock
Dead chicken (spleen)
3.0
A/goose/Suzdalka/10/2005
Jul 22, 2005
Backyard flock
Dead goose (lungs)
3.0
A/turkey/Suzdalka/12/2005
Jul 22, 2005
Backyard flock
Sick turkey (cloacal swabs)
3.0
A/chicken/Omsk/14/2005
Aug 12, 2005
Backyard flock
Sick chicken (cloacal swabs)
2.6
A/chicken/Tula/4/2005
Oct 5, 2005
Backyard flock
Dead chicken (lungs)
2.8
A/goose/Krasnoozerskoye/627/2005
Oct 17, 2005
Goose farm (~5,000 geese)
Sick goose (cloacal swabs)
3.0
A/chicken/Krasnodar/123/2006 Feb 12, 2006 Chicken farm (~300,000 chickens) Dead chicken (lungs) 3.0

*IVPI, intravenous pathogenicity index.

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1These authors contributed equally to this work.

2Current affiliation: US Department of Agriculture, Athens, Georgia, USA

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