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Volume 24, Number 12—December 2018

Prevalence of Avian Influenza A(H5) and A(H9) Viruses in Live Bird Markets, Bangladesh

Younjung Kim1Comments to Author , Paritosh K. Biswas1, Mohammad Giasuddin1, Mahmudul Hasan, Rashed Mahmud, Yu-Mei Chang, Steve Essen, Mohammed A. Samad, Nicola S. Lewis, Ian H. Brown, Natalie Moyen, Md. Ahasanul Hoque, Nitish C. Debnath, Dirk U. Pfeiffer, and Guillaume Fournié
Author affiliations: The Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, UK (Y. Kim, Y.-M. Chang, N. Moyen, D.U. Pfeiffer, G. Fournié); City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (Y. Kim, D.U. Pfeiffer); Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh (P.K. Biswas, R. Mahmud, M.A. Hoque); Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh (M. Giasuddin, M. Hasan, M.A. Samad); Animal Health and Plant Agency, Weybridge, UK (S. Essen, N.S. Lewis, I.H. Brown); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Dhaka (N.C. Debnath)

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Table 2

Prevalence of avian influenza A(H5) and A(H9) viruses in LBMs, Chittagong and Dhaka, Bangladesh*

Sample type
No. LBMs
H5 virus median prevalence, % (95% HDI)
H9 virus median prevalence, % (95% HDI)
Retail LBM 20 69.9 (40.2–100.0) 96.4 (85.5–100.0)
Mixed LBM 20 92.0 (72.3–100.0) 96.0 (84.0–100.0)
Environmental sites
Retail LBM 20 76.5 (47.2–100.0) 94.9 (80.5–100.0)
Mixed LBM 20 93.2 (75.5–100.0) 96.0 (84.0–100.0)

*Prevalence estimates were made by using the best models. HDI, high-density interval; LBM, live bird market.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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