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Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012


Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) Outbreaks in Wild Birds and Poultry, South Korea

Hye-Ryoung Kim, Youn-Jeong Lee, Choi-Kyu Park, Jae-Ku Oem, O-Soo Lee, Hyun-Mi Kang, Jun-Gu Choi, and You-Chan BaeComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Animal, Plant and Fisheries Quarantine and Inspection Agency, Anyang, South Korea

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Bird species that tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N1 in South Korea, 2010–2011

Avian order and species Scientific name Sample No. positive
Domestic chicken Gallus gallus domesticus Carcasses, feces 18
Common quail Coturnix coturnix Carcasses, feces 1
Common pheasant Phasianus colchicus Carcasses, feces 1
Domestic turkey Meleagris gallopavo Carcasses, feces 1
Domestic duck* Anas platyrhynchos Carcasses, feces 32
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Cloacal swab specimen, † feces 2
Mandarin duck Aix galericulata Carcasses, feces 5
Whooper swan Cygnus cygnus Carcass 1
Baikal teal Anas formosa Carcasses 2
White-fronted goose Anser albifrons Carcass 1
Spot-billed duck Anas poecilorhyncha Carcass 1
Eurasian sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Carcass 1
Common kestrel Falco tinnunculus Carcass 1
Eurasian eagle owl Bubo bubo Carcasses 5
Unknown Feces 1
Total 73

*Galliformes and domestic ducks were from poultry farms.
†Source (7).

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