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Volume 14, Number 7—July 2008

Letter

Avian Influenza Virus (H5N1) Mortality Surveillance

Nicholas Komar*Comments to Author  and Björn Olsen†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; †Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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Bird species testing positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H5N1, Sweden and Denmark, 2006*

Avian order and species
Scientific name
No. carcasses positive
Sweden
Denmark
Podicepidiformes (great crested grebe) Podiceps cristatus 0 1
Anseriformes
Mute swan Cygnus olor 2 4
Whooper swan Cygnus cygnus 0 3
Greylag goose Anser anser 0 1
Goose spp Anser spp. 1 0
Muscovy duck Cairina moschata 0 2
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 1 0
Greater scaup Aythya marila 3 0
Tufted duck Aythya fuligula 25 26
Common merganser Mergus merganser 2 0
Smew
Mergus albellus
1
0
Falconiformes
Common buzzard Buteo buteo 1 6
Rough-legged hawk Buteo lagopus 0 1
Peregrine falcon
Falco peregrinus
0
1
Galliformes
Common peafowl Pavo cristatus 0 1
Domestic chicken
Gallus gallus
0
1
Charadriiformes (herring gull)
Larus argentatus
1
0
Strigiformes (eagle owl)
Bubo bubo
2
0
Passeriformes (Eurasian magpie)
Pica pica
0
1
All birds 39 48

*Sources (6,7).

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