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 2. Probable genesis of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) and A(H5N5) reassortant viruses identified in Italy, 2016–17 (gray box). Virus particles are represented by ovals containing horizontal bars that represent the 8 gene segments, colored according to their origin.
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