Avian Influenza A Virus (H5N1) Outbreaks, Kuwait, 2007
Ahmad Al-Azemi*, Justin Bahl†, Sameer Al-Zenki*, Yousif Al-Shayji*, Sami Al-Amad*, Honglin Chen†, Yi Guan†, J.S. Malik Peiris†‡, and Gavin J.D. Smith†
Author affiliations: *Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait City, Kuwait; †University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), People’s Republic of China; ‡The HKU-Pasteur Research Centre, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR;
Figure 1. A) Kuwait, with location of subtype H5N1 virus outbreaks in 2007. Circles indicate location of farms with confirmed influenza (H5N1) infections in poultry; square indicates the Al Sulaibiya area where virus isolation was conducted. B) Eurasia, with location of subtype H5N1 isolates phylogenetically related to Kuwait isolates.
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