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Volume 26, Number 1—January 2020

Novel Reassortant Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N2) Virus in Broiler Chickens, Egypt

Kareem E. Hassan, Jacqueline King, Magdy El-Kady, Manal Afifi, Hassanein H. Abozeid, Anne Pohlmann, Martin Beer, and Timm HarderComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Greifswald-Riems, Germany (K.E. Hassan, J. King, A. Pohlmann, M. Beer, T. Harder); Beni Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt (K.E. Hassan, M. El-Kady); Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (M. Afifi, H.H. Abozeid)

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Characteristics of avian influenza viruses in samples from diseased poultry, Egypt*

Strain Subtype Collection date Host species Governorate Flock size Mortality rate, % Genome sequence Clade
A/duck/Egypt/AR518/2017 H5N8 2017 Mar 15 Duck Giza 3,000 40 Full
A/duck/Egypt/AR560/2018 H5N8 2018 May 20 Duck Giza 5,000 35 Full
A/turkey/Egypt/AR550/2018 H5N8 2018 Mar 2 Turkey Beni-Suef 5,000 100 Full
A/duck/Egypt/AR526/2017 H5N1 2017 Mar 20 Duck Beni-Suef 3,000 15 Full
A/chicken/Egypt/AR528/2017 H5N1 2017 Mar 22 Chicken, layer Beni-Suef 5,000 30 Full
A/chicken/Egypt/AR544/2018 H9N2 2018 Jan 20 Chicken, broiler Giza 10,000 25 Full G1.B
A/chicken/Egypt/AR545/2018 H9N2 2018 Mar 25 Chicken, broiler Qualiobia 5,000 25 Full G1.B
A/chicken/Egypt/AR546/2018 H9N2 2018 Mar 22 Chicken, broiler El-Menia 8,000 10 Full G1.B
A/chicken/Egypt/Al00994/2019 H5N2 2019 Jan 19 Chicken, broiler Beheira 17,000 47 Full
A/chicken/Egypt/AI00986/2019 H5N2 2019 Jan 5 Chicken, broiler Fayoum 10,000 5 HA (partial)
A/chicken/Egypt/AI00987/2019 H5, H9, N2 2019 Jan 9 Chicken, broiler Beheira 7,000 15 HA (partial)
A/chicken/Egypt/AI00988/2019 H5, H9, N2 2019 Jan 19 Chicken, broiler Beheira 8,000 20 HA (partial)
A/chicken/Egypt/AI00989/2019 H5, H9, N2 2019 Jan 27 Chicken, broiler El-Menia 6,000 14 HA (partial)
A/chicken/Egypt/AI00991/2019 H5, H9, N2 2019 Feb 16 Chicken, broiler Beni-Suef 74,000 16 NA* NA
A/chicken/Egypt/AI00992/2019 H5N2 2019 Mar 3 Chicken, broiler Beheira 5,000 15 HA (partial)
A/duck/Egypt/AI00993/2019 H5, N8, N2 2019 Jan 14 Chicken, broiler Giza 4,000 15 NA NA
A/chicken/Egypt/AI00995/2019 H5, H9, N2 2019 Jan 14 Chicken, broiler Beheira 33,000 33.3 NA NA
A/chicken/Egypt/AI00996/2019 H5,H9, N2 2019 Jan 15 Chicken, broiler Beheira 10,000 60 NA NA
A/chicken/Egypt/AI00997/2019 H5, N8, H9, N2 2019 Mar 9 Chicken, broiler Dakhalia 40,000 7.5 NA NA

*HA, hemagglutinin; NA, not available.

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