[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
Volume 26, Number 1—January 2020 / Dispatch
Novel Reassortant Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N2) Virus in Broiler Chickens, Egypt
Kareem E. Hassan, Jacqueline King, Magdy El-Kady, Manal Afifi, Hassanein H. Abozeid, Anne Pohlmann, Martin Beer, and Timm Harder
Author affiliations: Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Greifswald-Riems, Germany (K.E. Hassan, J. King, A. Pohlmann, M. Beer, T. Harder); Beni Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt (K.E. Hassan, M. El-Kady); Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (M. Afifi, H.H. Abozeid)
We detected a novel reassortant highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N2) virus in 3 poultry farms in Egypt. The virus carried genome segments of a pigeon H9N2 influenza virus detected in 2014, a nucleoprotein segment of contemporary chicken H9N2 viruses from Egypt, and hemagglutinin derived from the 126.96.36.199b H5N8 virus clade.
Keywords: Avian Influenza; H5N2; H9N2; H5N8; Reassortant strain; Poultry; Egypt.