[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
Volume 25, Number 1—January 2019 / Dispatch
Canine Influenza Virus A(H3N2) Clade with Antigenic Variation, China, 2016–2017
Yanli Lyu1, Shikai Song1, Liwei Zhou1, Guoxia Bing, Qian Wang, Haoran Sun, Mingyue Chen, Junyi Hu, Mingyang Wang, Honglei Sun, Juan Pu, Zhaofei Xia, Jinhua Liu, and Yipeng Sun
Author affiliations: China Agricultural University, Beijing, China (Y. Lyu, S. Song, L. Zhou, Q. Wang, Haoran Sun, M. Chen, J. Hu, M. Wang, Honglei Sun, J. Pu, Z. Xia, J. Liu, Y. Sun); China Animal Disease Control Center, Beijing (G. Bing)
During 2012–2017, we collected throat swabs from dogs in China to characterize canine influenza virus (CIV) A(H3N2) isolates. A new antigenically and genetically distinct CIV H3N2 clade possessing mutations associated with mammalian adaptation emerged in 2016 and replaced previously circulating strains. This clade probably poses a risk for zoonotic infection.
Keywords: Canine Avian Influenza; Dogs; China; H3N2.