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Volume 23, Number 4—April 2017

Dispatch

Characterization of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus A(H5N6), Japan, November 2016

Masatoshi Okamatsu1, Makoto Ozawa1, Kosuke Soda1, Hiroki Takakuwa1, Atsushi Haga, Takahiro Hiono, Aya Matsuu, Yuko Uchida, Ritsuko Iwata, Keita Matsuno, Masakazu Kuwahara, Toshiyo Yabuta, Tatsufumi Usui, Hiroshi Ito, Manabu Onuma, Yoshihiro SakodaComments to Author , Takehiko Saito, Koichi Otsuki, Toshihiro Ito, and Hiroshi Kida
Author affiliations: Hokkaido University, Sapporo Japan (M. Okamatsu, T. Hiono, K. Matsuno, Y. Sakoda, H. Kida); Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan (M. Ozawa, A. Matsuu); University, Yamaguchi, Japan (M. Ozawa, A. Matsuu); Tottori University, Tottori, Japan (K. Soda, T. Usui, H. Ito, K. Otsuki, T. Ito); Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan (H. Takakuwa, T. Yabuta, K. Otsuki); Matsuoka Research Institute for Science, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan (M. Kuwahara); National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba (Y. Uchida, T. Saito); National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan (A. Haga, R. Iwata, M. Onuma)

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Table 1

Details of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus A(H5N6) infections, Japan, November 2016

Date of report Date of sample collection Sample (species of bird) Isolate
Nov 18 Nov 14 Water at an overwintering site A/environment/Kagoshima/KU-ngr-I/2016 (H5N6)
Nov 21 Nov 15 Dead exhibition bird in a zoo (black swan) A/black swan/Akita/1/2016 (H5N6)
Nov 21 Nov 6 Wild birds’ feces (northern pintail) A/northern pintail/Tottori/b37/2016 (H5N6)
Nov 21 Nov 15 Wild birds’ feces (teal) A/teal/Tottori/1/2016 (H5N6)
Nov 21 Nov 17 Dead exhibition bird in a zoo (black swan) A/black swan/Akita/2/2016 (H5N6)
Nov 22 Nov 18 Dead wild bird (hooded crane) A/crane/Kagoshima/KU-4/2016 (H5N6)

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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