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Volume 16, Number 12—December 2010

Research

Surveillance and Analysis of Avian Influenza Viruses, Australia

Philip M. HansbroComments to Author , Simone Warner, John P. Tracey, K. Edla Arzey, Paul Selleck, Kim O’Riley, Emma L. Beckett, Chris Bunn, Peter D. Kirkland, Dhanasekaran Vijaykrishna, Bjorn Olsen, and Aeron C. Hurt
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia (P.M. Hansbro, E.L. Beckett); Department of Primary Industries, Attwood, Victoria, Australia (S. Warner, K. O’Riley); Orange Agricultural Institute, Orange, New South Wales, Australia (J.P. Tracey); Elizabeth Macarthur Agriculture Institute, Menangle, New South Wales, Australia (K.E. Arzey, P.D. Kirkland); Australian Animal Health Laboratories, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (P. Selleck); Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (C. Bunn); Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore (D. Vijaykrishna); Kalmar University, Kalmar, Sweden (B. Olsen); Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (B. Olsen); World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (A.C. Hurt)

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Table 2

Hemagglutinin subtypes of avian influenza viruses detected, by month and state, New South Wales and Victoria, Australia, 2005–2008

Species and month
New South Wales
Victoria
Total
Shorebirds*
Feb 1 H5 1 H5
Apr 4 H9 4 H9
May 2 H3, 1 H9 2 H3, 1 H9
Nov 1 H12 1 H6 1 H6, 1 H12
Dec 1 H4 1 H4
Total
2 H3, 5 H9, 1 H12
1 H4, 1 H5, 1 H6
2 H3, 1 H4, 1 H5, 1 H6, 5 H9, 1 H12
Waterfowl
Jan 1 H5 1 H2, 2 H4, 2 H5, 2 H7, 1 H8 1 H2, 2 H4, 3 H5, 2 H7, 1 H8
Feb 1 H5, 3 H7 1 H5, 3 H7
Mar 1 H3, 2 H9, 1 H12 3 H3, 5 H5, 1 H11, 2 H12 4 H3, 5 H5, 2 H9, 1 H11, 3 H12
Apr 5 H3, 1 H4, 1 H6, 5 H9 5 H3, 1 H4, 1 H6, 5 H9
May 1 H3, 1 H5, 1 H6, 4 H9, 2 H11 2 H11 1 H3, 1 H5, 1 H6, 4 H9, 4 H11
Jun 1 H1, 2 H4, 1 H5, 1 H1,2 H4, 1 H5
Jul 3 H1, 1 H4, 3 H8, 1 H11, 1 H12 3 H1,1 H4, 3 H8, 1 H11, 1 H12
Aug 3 H2, 3 H3 3 H2, 3 H3
Sep 5 H3, 1 H4, 1 H5, 1 H7, 3 H8, 1 H10 5 H3, 1 H4, 1 H5, 1 H7, 3 H8, 1 H10
Oct 1 H3, 1 H8 1 H3, 1 H8
Nov 1 H3 2 H7 1 H3, 2 H7
Dec 1 H3 6 H5, 1 H8 1 H1 1 H1, 1 H3, 6 H5, 1 H8
Total
4 H1, 3 H2, 17 H3, 5 H4, 11 H5, 2 H6, 4 H7, 7 H8, 11xH9, 1 H10, 3 H11, 2 H12
1 H1, 1 H2, 4 H3, 2 H4, 7 H5, 4 H7, 2 H8, 3 H11, 2 H12
5 H1, 4 H2, 21 H3, 7 H4, 18 H5, 2 H6, 8 H7, 9 H8, 11 H9, 1 H10, 6 H11, 4 H12
Total for all birds 4 H1, 3 H2, 19 H3, 5 H4, 11 H5, 2 H6, 4 H7, 7 H8, 16 H9, 1 H10, 3 H11, 3 H12 1 H1, 1 H2, 4 H3, 3 H4, 8 H5, 1 H6, 4 H7, 2 H8, 3 H11, 2 H12 5 H1, 4 H2, 23 H3, 8 H4, 19 H5, 3 H6, 8 H7, 9 H8, 16 H9, 1 H10, 6 H11, 5 H12

*Shorebirds refers to migratory shorebirds only.

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