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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 2

Bird species and collection sites in surveillance for animal influenza, West Africa, November 2008–December 2010

Country Bird species, %
Type of collection site (% of samples collected)*
Chicken Guinea fowl Duck Pigeon
Togo 70 11 13 6 LBM (100)
Benin 88 11 0.001 0.002 LBM (100)
Côte d’Ivoire 92 1 7 0 LBM (34), BB (66)
Total 88 7 5 0.5 LBM (70), BB (30)

*LBM, live-bird markets; BB, backyard birds.

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

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