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Volume 14, Number 6—June 2008

Dispatch

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†Comments to Author 
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;

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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.

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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