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Volume 15, Number 6—June 2009

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Avian Influenza in Wild Birds, Central Coast of Peru

Bruno M. GhersiComments to Author , David L. Blazes, Eliana Icochea, Rosa I. Gonzalez, Tadeusz Kochel, Yeny Tinoco, Merly M. Sovero, Stephen Lindstrom, Bo Shu, Alexander Klimov, Armando E. Gonzalez, and Joel M. Montgomery
Author affiliations: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru (B.M. Ghersi, E. Icochea, R.I. Gonzalez, Y. Tinoco, A.E. Gonzalez); United States Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima (B.M. Ghersi, D.L. Blazes, T. Kochel, Y. Tinoco, M.M. Sovero, J.M. Montgomery); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (S. Lindstrom, B. Shu, A. Klimov, J.M. Montgomery)

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Table 2

Birds with positive avian influenza virus test results, central coast of Peru, June 2006–December 2007

Date Wetland Common name (taxonomic name) Hemagglutinin Neuraminidase
2006 Oct 17 Puerto Viejo Ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) H10 N9
2006 Oct 24 Puerto Viejo Ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) H10 N9
2006 Nov 6 Puerto Viejo White-cheeked pintail (Anas bahamensis) and cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera) H3 N8
2006 Nov 7 Puerto Viejo American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliates) H10 N9
2007 Feb 6 Medio Mundo White-cheeked pintail (Anas bahamensis) and cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera) H4 N5
2007 Feb 13 Medio Mundo White-cheeked pintail (Anas bahamensis) and cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera) H4 N5
2007 Feb 13 Medio Mundo Peruvian pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis thagus) H4 N5
2007 Nov 20 Paraiso Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) H13 N2
2007 Nov 20 Paraiso Dominican gulls (Larus dominicanus) H13 N2

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