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Mounting evidence for the presence of influenza A virus in the avifauna of the Antarctic region

Wallensten, A ; Munster, V J ; Osterhaus, A D M E ; Waldenström, Jonas LU ; Bonnedahl, J ; Broman, T ; Fouchier, R A M and Olsen, B (2006) In Antarctic Science 18(3). p.353-356
Abstract
Penguin blood samples collected at Bird Island, sub-Antarctic South Georgia, and faecal samples taken from penguins at several localities along the Antarctic Peninsula were analysed in order to investigate if influenza A virus is present in penguin populations in the South Atlantic Antarctic region. Serology was performed on the blood samples while the faecal samples were screened by a RT-PCR method directed at the matrix protein gene for determining the presence of influenza A virus. All faecal samples were negative by PCR, but the blood samples gave serologic indications that influenza A virus is present amongst these penguin species, confirming previous studies, although the virus has still not been isolated from any bird in the... (More)
Penguin blood samples collected at Bird Island, sub-Antarctic South Georgia, and faecal samples taken from penguins at several localities along the Antarctic Peninsula were analysed in order to investigate if influenza A virus is present in penguin populations in the South Atlantic Antarctic region. Serology was performed on the blood samples while the faecal samples were screened by a RT-PCR method directed at the matrix protein gene for determining the presence of influenza A virus. All faecal samples were negative by PCR, but the blood samples gave serologic indications that influenza A virus is present amongst these penguin species, confirming previous studies, although the virus has still not been isolated from any bird in the Antarctic region. (Less)
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Antarctic Science
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18
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1365-2079
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10.1017/S095410200600040X
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  abstract     = {Penguin blood samples collected at Bird Island, sub-Antarctic South Georgia, and faecal samples taken from penguins at several localities along the Antarctic Peninsula were analysed in order to investigate if influenza A virus is present in penguin populations in the South Atlantic Antarctic region. Serology was performed on the blood samples while the faecal samples were screened by a RT-PCR method directed at the matrix protein gene for determining the presence of influenza A virus. All faecal samples were negative by PCR, but the blood samples gave serologic indications that influenza A virus is present amongst these penguin species, confirming previous studies, although the virus has still not been isolated from any bird in the Antarctic region.},
  author       = {Wallensten, A and Munster, V J and Osterhaus, A D M E and Waldenström, Jonas and Bonnedahl, J and Broman, T and Fouchier, R A M and Olsen, B},
  issn         = {1365-2079},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {353--356},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Antarctic Science},
  title        = {Mounting evidence for the presence of influenza A virus in the avifauna of the Antarctic region},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S095410200600040X},
  doi          = {10.1017/S095410200600040X},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2006},
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