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Volume 18, Number 9—September 2012

Research

Surveillance for Influenza Viruses in Poultry and Swine, West Africa, 2006–2008

Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann, Viviane A. Kouakou, Gilbert L. Aplogan, Felix Awoume, Casimir K. Kouakou, Lamidi Kakpo, Bridgett R. Sharp, Laura McClenaghan, Pamela McKenzie, Robert G. Webster, Richard J. Webby, and Mariette F. Ducatez1Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: Central Laboratory for Animal Diseases, Bingerville, Côte d’Ivoire (E. Couacy-Hymann, V.A. Kouakou, C.K. Kouakou); Laboratoire de Diagnostic Vétérinaire et de Sérosurveillance, Parakou, Benin (G.L. Aplogan, L. Kakpo); Laboratoire Vétérinaire de Lomé, Lomé, Togo (F. Awoume); and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA (B.R. Sharp, L. McClenaghan, P. McKenzie, R.G. Webster, R.J. Webby, M.F. Ducatez)

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Table 1

Active surveillance for animal influenza, West Africa, November 2008–December 2010

Country Bird samples tested, no
Pig samples tested, no.
Oropharyngeal swab Cloacal swab Serum Nasal swab Serum
Benin 5,230 4,959 100 62 0
Côte d’Ivoire 6,240 6,253 1,283 1,548 457
Togo 1,149 1,305 436 0 0

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1Current affiliation: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique,Toulouse, France.

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