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Volume 23, Number 9—September 2017

Genetic Diversity of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N8/H5N5) Viruses in Italy, 2016–17

Alice Fusaro1Comments to Author , 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).

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Table 2

tMRCA for the 4 avian influenza A(H5N5) and A(H5N8) virus genotypes identified in Italy, 2016–17*

Genotype tMRCA
Mean 95% HPD
H5N5 November 2016 October–December 2016
H5N8 A/wild duck/Poland/82A/2016-like May 2016 May–June 2016
H5N8 A/painted stork/India/10CA03/2016-like August 2016 July–October 2016
H5N8 A/mute swan/Croatia/70/2016-like July 2016 June–August 2016

*tMRCAs estimated for each gene segments are reported in Technical Appendix 1 Table 1. HPD, highest posterior density; tMRCA, time to most recent common ancestor.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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