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Volume 26, Number 12—December 2020

Outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N6) Virus Subclade in Swans, Xinjiang, Western China, 2020

Yanbing Li, Minghui Li, Yulei Li, Jingman Tian, Xiaoli Bai, Cen Yang, Jianzhong Shi, Ridengcaicike Ai, Weidong Chen, Wentao Zhang, Jie Li, Yufei Kong, Yuntao Guan, and Hualan ChenComments to Author 
Author affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Biotechnology, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China (Y. Li, M. Li, Y. Li, J. Tian, X. Bai, J. Shi, C. Yang, Y. Kong, Y. Guan, H. Chen); Preventive and Control Center for Animal Disease of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Urumqi, Xinjiang Wei Autonomous Region, China (R. Ai, J. Li); Preventive and Control Center for Animal Disease of Xinjiang Crops, Urumqi (W. Zhang, J. Li)

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Table 1

Avian influenza (H5N6) outbreaks among migratory whooping swans (Cygnus cygnus) and mute swans (C. olor), Xinjiang Province, China, January 2020

Time Location description Bird information
Flock size* No. swans†
Total Dead
2019 Dec 29 to 2020 Jan 5 Small lake in Yining County, Ili Kazak City >100 100 10
2020 Jan 1–6 Natural park in Yining County, Ili Kazak City >2,300 40 (270) 6 (3)
2020 Jan 1–8 Natural park in Bole County, Botorla City 160 55 6
2020 Jan 8–10 Natural park in Hejing County, Bayingola City 1150 150 1
2020 Jan 12–14 Wetland in Manas County, Changji City 2,000 800 13
2020 Jan 17–20 Water reservoir in Maguan Chu County, Shihezi City 1,000 150 19

*Estimated number of total migratory birds at that location.
†Numbers are whooper swans, except numbers in parentheses, which are mute swans.

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