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Article: Molecular characterisation of an avian influenza (H5N8) outbreak in backyard flocks in Al Ahsa, Eastern Saudi Arabia, 2017–2018

TitleMolecular characterisation of an avian influenza (H5N8) outbreak in backyard flocks in Al Ahsa, Eastern Saudi Arabia, 2017–2018
Authors
Keywordsbackyards
eastern region
H5N8
highly pathogenic avian influenza
influenza
Issue Date2019
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group: Open Access. The Journal's web site is located at http://vetrecordopen.bmj.com
Citation
Veterinary Record Open, 2019, v. 6 n. 1, p. article no. e000362 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Avian influenza viruses are still causing major concern not only to the poultry industry but also to human health across the globe. The live poultry markets and the small-scale local breeding of various species of birds in backyards are still playing important roles in the sustainability of most virulent influenza viruses, especially H5N8. Methods: The authors investigated an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in backyard flocks in Al Ahsa, Eastern Saudi Arabia that occurred in 2017–2018. Results: A range of poultry including chickens, ostriches, ducks, pigeons and turkeys were clinically affected. Phylogenetic analysis suggested that this was a common source outbreak caused by a virus closely related to H5N8 viruses causing outbreaks elsewhere in Saudi Arabia in early 2018. Conclusions: Small backyard flocks are still contributing to the epidemiology and transmission of H5N8.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/290287
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dc.contributor.authorHemida, MG-
dc.contributor.authorChu, D-
dc.contributor.authorAbdelaziz, A-
dc.contributor.authorAlnaeem, A-
dc.contributor.authorChan, SMS-
dc.contributor.authorPeiris, M-
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-22T08:24:36Z-
dc.date.available2020-10-22T08:24:36Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationVeterinary Record Open, 2019, v. 6 n. 1, p. article no. e000362-
dc.identifier.issn2052-6113-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/290287-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Avian influenza viruses are still causing major concern not only to the poultry industry but also to human health across the globe. The live poultry markets and the small-scale local breeding of various species of birds in backyards are still playing important roles in the sustainability of most virulent influenza viruses, especially H5N8. Methods: The authors investigated an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in backyard flocks in Al Ahsa, Eastern Saudi Arabia that occurred in 2017–2018. Results: A range of poultry including chickens, ostriches, ducks, pigeons and turkeys were clinically affected. Phylogenetic analysis suggested that this was a common source outbreak caused by a virus closely related to H5N8 viruses causing outbreaks elsewhere in Saudi Arabia in early 2018. Conclusions: Small backyard flocks are still contributing to the epidemiology and transmission of H5N8.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group: Open Access. The Journal's web site is located at http://vetrecordopen.bmj.com-
dc.relation.ispartofVeterinary Record Open-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectbackyards-
dc.subjecteastern region-
dc.subjectH5N8-
dc.subjecthighly pathogenic avian influenza-
dc.subjectinfluenza-
dc.titleMolecular characterisation of an avian influenza (H5N8) outbreak in backyard flocks in Al Ahsa, Eastern Saudi Arabia, 2017–2018-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChu, D: dkwchu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, SMS: samuelms@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailPeiris, M: malik@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChu, D=rp02512-
dc.identifier.authorityPeiris, M=rp00410-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/vetreco-2019-000362-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85076165310-
dc.identifier.hkuros316981-
dc.identifier.volume6-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. e000362-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. e000362-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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