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Volume 18, Number 5—May 2012

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Influenza A and B Virus Attachment to Respiratory Tract in Marine Mammals

Antonio J. RamisComments to Author , Debby van Riel, Marco W.G van de Bildt, Albert Osterhaus, and Thijs Kuiken
Author affiliations: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona Spain (A.J Ramis); Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (D. van Riel, M.W.G van de Bildt, A. Osterhaus, T. Kuiken)

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Attachment of 2 human influenza viruses and 1 avian influenza virus to trachea and bronchiole of harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) and harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). Red staining indicates virus on the surface of epithelial cells (hematoxylin and eosin stained; original magnification ×100).

Figure. . . Attachment of 2 human influenza viruses and 1 avian influenza virus to trachea and bronchiole of harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) and harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). Red staining indicates virus on the surface of epithelial cells (histochemical staining counterstained with hematoxylin; original magnification ×100).

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