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Volume 21, Number 5—May 2015

Novel Eurasian Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A H5 Viruses in Wild Birds, Washington, USA, 2014

Hon S. Ip1, Mia Kim Torchetti1Comments to Author , Rocio Crespo, Paul Kohrs, Paul DeBruyn, Kristin G. Mansfield, Timothy Baszler, Lyndon Badcoe, Barbara Bodenstein, Valerie Shearn-Bochsler, Mary Lea Killian, Janice C. Pedersen, Nichole Hines, Thomas Gidlewski, Thomas J. DeLiberto, and Jonathan M. Sleeman
Author affiliations: US Geologic Survey–National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (H.S. Ip, B. Bodenstein, V. Shearn-Bochsler, J.M. Sleeman); US Department of Agriculture, Ames, Iowa, USA (M.K. Torchetti, M.L. Killian, J.C. Pedersen, N. Hines); Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA (R. Crespo, T. Baszler); Washington Department of Agriculture, Olympia, Washington, USA (P. Kohrs, T. Baszler, L. Badcoe); Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia (P. DeBruyn, K.G. Mansfield); US Department of Agriculture, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (T. Gidlewski, T. DeLiberto)

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Table 2

Nucleotide identity between the influenza A(H5N2) and A(H5N8) viruses from Washington, USA, and their nearest homologues in GenBank as of January 8, 2015*

Virus from Washington State Nearest homologue % Identity
A/Northern pintail/Washington/40964/2014 (H5N2)
PB2 A/bean goose/Korea/H40/2014 99.5
PB1 A/bufflehead/California/3118/2011 99.0
PA A/common teal/Korea/H455–30/2014 99.5
HA A/crane/Kagoshima/KU1/2014 99.3
NP A/American green-winged teal/Ohio/13OS2084/2013 99.1
NA A/bufflehead/California/4935/2012 99.0
MP A/Baikal teal/Korea/S005/2014 100.0
A/Baikal teal/Korea/Donglim3/2014
A/gyrfalcon/Washington/40188–6/2014 (H5N8)
PB2 A/bean goose/Korea/H40/2014 99.6
PB1 A/Baikal teal/Korea/H41/2014 99.4
PA A/Baikal teal/Korea/Donglim3/2014 99.3
HA A/crane/Kagoshima/KU1/2014 99.2
NP A/Baikal teal/Korea/H41/2014 99.5
NA A/Coot/Korea/H81/2014 99.4
MP A/Baikal teal/Korea/Donglim3/2014 99.9
NS A/Baikal teal/Korea/Donglim3/2014 100.0

*HA, hemagglutinin; MP, matrix protein; NA, neuraminidase; NP, nucleoprotein; NS, nonstructural, PA, polymerase acidic; PB1 and 2, polymerase basic 1 and 2.

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1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

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