[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
Volume 25, Number 12—December 2019 / Research Letter
Genetic Characterization of Avian Influenza A(H5N6) Virus Clade 184.108.40.206, Russia, 2018
Ivan Susloparov , Natalia Goncharova, Natalia Kolosova, Alexey Danilenko, Vasiliy Marchenko, Galina Onkhonova, Vasiliy Evseenko, Elena Gavrilova, Rinat A. Maksutov, and Alexander Ryzhikov
Author affiliations: State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology Vector, Koltsovo, Russia
Timely identification of pandemic influenza threats depends on monitoring for highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses. We isolated highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N6) virus clade 220.127.116.11, genotype G1.1, in samples from a bird in southwest Russia. The virus has high homology to human H5N6 influenza strains isolated from southeast China.
Keywords: Avian Influenza; H5N6; Wild Birds; Russia; China.