#Influenza D Virus Circulation in #Cattle and #Swine, #Luxembourg, 2012–2016 (Emerg Infect Dis., abstract)

[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

Volume 24, Number 7—July 2018 / Research Letter

Influenza D Virus Circulation in Cattle and Swine, Luxembourg, 2012–2016

Chantal J. Snoeck  , Justine Oliva, Maude Pauly, Serge Losch, Félix Wildschutz, Claude P. Muller, Judith M. Hübschen1, and Mariette F. Ducatez1

Author affiliations: Luxembourg Institute of Health, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (C.J. Snoeck, M. Pauly, C.P. Muller, J.M. Hübschen); Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France (J. Oliva, M.F. Ducatez); Administration des Services Vétérinaires de l’Etat, Ministère de l’Agriculture, Dudelange, Luxembourg (S. Losch, F. Wildschutz); Laboratoire National de Santé, Dudelange (C.P. Muller)



We detected antibodies against influenza D in 80.2% of the cattle sampled in Luxembourg in 2016, suggesting widespread virus circulation throughout the country. In swine, seroprevalence of influenza D was low but increased from 0% to 5.9% from 2012 to 2014–2015.

Keywords: Influenza D; Pigs; Cattle; Luxembourg; Seroprevalence.


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