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Volume 13, Number 11—November 2007


Role of Terrestrial Wild Birds in Ecology of Influenza A Virus (H5N1)

Adrianus C.M. Boon*1, Matthew R. Sandbulte*1, Patrick Seiler*, Richard J. Webby*, Thaweesak Songserm†, Yi Guan‡, and Robert G. Webster*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; †Medicine Kasetsart University, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand; ‡University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China;

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Table 2

Transmission of influenza (H5N1) virus from infected to contact birds of the same species

Species Influenza A virus
A/DK/TH/144/05 A/Q/TH/551/05 A/CM/HK/645/06 A/JW/HK/1038/06
Sparrow 0* 0 0 0
Starling 0 ND† 33 0
Pigeon 0 0 0 0

*Percentage of contact birds from which virus was isolated.
†Experiment not done.

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1These authors contributed equally to the study.