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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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Phylogenetic relationships of the hemagglutinin (HA) gene of influenza virus (H5N1) isolates from Kuwait in 2007. Numbers at nodes indicate neighbor-joining bootstraps >60, and Bayesian posterior probabilities >95% are indicated by thickened branches. Analyses were conducted with nucleotide positions 1–963 of the HA gene. The HA tree was rooted to Gs/Guangdong/1/1996. Labels to the right of the tree refer to World Health Organization (H5N1) clade designations (14). Ck, chicken; Dk, duck; Gs, goose, MDk, migratory duck; Qa, quail; Ty, turkey.

Figure 2. Phylogenetic relationships of the hemagglutinin (HA) gene of influenza virus (H5N1) isolates from Kuwait in 2007. Numbers at nodes indicate neighbor-joining bootstraps >60, and Bayesian posterior probabilities >95% are indicated by thickened branches. Analyses were conducted with nucleotide positions 1–963 of the HA gene. The HA tree was rooted to Gs/Guangdong/1/1996. Labels to the right of the tree refer to World Health Organization (H5N1) clade designations (14). Ck, chicken; Dk, duck; Gs, goose, MDk, migratory duck; Qa, quail; Ty, turkey.

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