Genetic Diversity of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N8/H5N5) Viruses in Italy, 2016–17
, Isabella Monne1
, Paolo Mulatti, Bianca Zecchin, Lebana Bonfanti, Silvia Ormelli, Adelaide Milani, Krizia Cecchettin, Philippe Lemey, Ana Moreno, Paola Massi, Tiziano Dorotea, Stefano Marangon, and Calogero Terregino
Author affiliations: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro, Italy (A. Fusaro, I. Monne, P. Mulatti, B. Zecchin, L. Bonfanti, S. Ormelli, A. Milani, K. Cecchettin, T. Dorotea, S. Marangon, C. Terregino); Rega Institute, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (P. Lemey); Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna, Brescia, Italy (A. Moreno, P. Massi).
Figure 1. Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) and A(H5N5) in birds, Italy, 2016–17). A) Geographic distribution of cases in wild (red) and domestic (blue) birds in northern Italy. Squares indicate the samples sequenced in this study; circles indicate positive samples for which no genetic information was available at the time of writing. B) Maximum likelihood phylogenetic tree of the hemagglutinin gene of clade 220.127.116.11 viruses. Viruses analyzed in this study are indicated with red (wild birds) and blue (domestic birds) squares, numbered according to the collection date. Bootstrap supports >60% are indicated above the nodes. Scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site.
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