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Volume 23, Number 8—August 2017
Dispatch

Genesis of Influenza A(H5N8) Viruses

Rabeh El-Shesheny, Subrata Barman, Mohammed M. Feeroz, M. Kamrul Hasan, Lisa Jones-Engel, John Franks, Jasmine Turner, Patrick Seiler, David Walker, Kimberly Friedman, Lisa Kercher, Sajeda Begum, Sharmin Akhtar, Ashis Kumar Datta, Scott Krauss, Ghazi Kayali, Pamela McKenzie, Richard Webby, and Robert G. WebsterComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt (R. El-Shesheny); St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA (R. El-Shesheny, S. Barman, J. Franks, J. Turner, P. Seiler, D. Walker, K. Friedman, L. Kercher, S. Krauss, P. McKenzie, R.J. Webby, R.G. Webster); Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh (M.M. Feeroz, M.K. Hasan, S. Begum, S. Akhtar, A.K. Datta); University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA (L. Jones-Engel); University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, Texas, USA (G. Kayali); Human Link, Hazmieh, Lebanon (G. Kayali)

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Figure 1

Global movement of wild birds (adapted from [8]) and geographic distribution of novel HPAI A(H5N8) viruses, 2016. Influenza A viruses were isolated from wild birds and free-ranging domestic ducks in the Tanguar haor region of Bangladesh (yellow square) during February 2015–February 2016. Dissemination of novel HPAI A(H5N8) clade 2.3.4.4 viruses (red arrows). Dashed circles indicate location of reassortment between HPAI A(H5N8) group B viruses and low pathogenicity avian influenza viruses circula

Figure 1. Global movement of wild birds (adapted from [8]) and geographic distribution of novel HPAI A(H5N8) viruses, 2016. Influenza A viruses were isolated from wild birds and free-ranging domestic ducks in the Tanguar haor region of Bangladesh (yellow square) during February 2015–February 2016. Dissemination of novel HPAI A(H5N8) clade 2.3.4.4 viruses (red arrows). Dashed circles indicate location of reassortment between HPAI A(H5N8) group B viruses and low pathogenicity avian influenza viruses circulating along the Central Asian flyway. HPAI, highly pathogenic avian influenza.

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