Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009
Ducks as Sentinels for Avian Influenza in Wild Birds
|Sentinel location||Investigation period||No. samplings of sentinel flock†||No. AIV detections||AIV subtypes|
|Radolfzell, Germany||2006 Oct–2008 Sep||53||11||H6N8, H2N5, H3N2, H3N8|
|Altenrhein, Switzerland||2007 Oct–2008 Sep||24||7||H2N2, H9N2, HxN2|
|Bregenz-Thal, Austria||2007 Feb–2008 Sep||44||9||H9N2, H3Nx, H1N1, H1Nx, LP H7Nx|
|Brandenburg, Germany||2006 Oct–2008 May||41||20||H1?, LP H5Nx, H6N2, H6N5, H9Nx, H11?|
|Mecklenburg–Western Pomerania, Germany||2006 Oct– 2008 Jun||40||6||H4N6, LP H7N3|
*Radolfzell, Altenrhein, and Bregenz-Thal are located along Lake Constance. AIV, avian influenza virus; LP, low pathogenicity.
†Each flock consisted of 10–20 birds.