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Volume 20, Number 12—December 2014

Equine Influenza A(H3N8) Virus Isolated from Bactrian Camel, Mongolia

Myagmarsukh Yondon, Batsukh Zayat, Martha I. Nelson, Gary L. Heil, Benjamin D. Anderson, Xudong Lin, Rebecca A. Halpin, Pamela McKenzie, Sarah K. White, David Wentworth, and Gregory C. GrayComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (M. Yondon, B. Zayat); National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (M.I. Nelson); University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA (G.L. Heil, B.D. Anderson, S.K. White, G.C. Gray); J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, USA (X. Lin, R.A. Halpin, D.E. Wentworth); St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA (P.P. McKenzie)

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Number of specimens collected from camels, by aimag, each month, and result of testing for influenza A virus, Mongolia, January 2012–January 2013*

Date Aimag (province)

Positive Total Positive Total Positive Total
January 0 20
  February 0 20
  March 0 20
  April 0 20 0 20
  May 0 20 0 20
  June 0 20 0 20
  July 0 20 0 20
  August 0 20 0 20
  September 0 20 0 20
  October 0 20 0 20
  November 0 20 4 20
  December 0 20 0 20
  January 2 20 0 20
Total 2 200 0 100 4 160

*Testing was performed by quantitative reverse transcription PCR. A total of 460 specimens were collected across all aimags. – denotes when sampling did not occur because of poor weather or road conditions.

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