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Evidence for common ancestry among viruses isolated from wild birds in Beringia and highly pathogenic intercontinental reassortant H5N1 and H5N2 influenza A viruses

Overview of attention for article published in Infection, Genetics & Evolution, June 2016
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Title
Evidence for common ancestry among viruses isolated from wild birds in Beringia and highly pathogenic intercontinental reassortant H5N1 and H5N2 influenza A viruses
Published in
Infection, Genetics & Evolution, June 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.meegid.2016.02.035
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Andrew M. Ramey, Andrew B. Reeves, Joshua L. TeSlaa, Sean Nashold, Tyrone Donnelly, Justin Bahl, Jeffrey S. Hall

Abstract

Highly pathogenic clade 2.3.4.4 H5N8, H5N2, and H5N1 influenza A viruses were first detected in wild, captive, and domestic birds in North America in November-December 2014. In this study, we used wild waterbird samples collected in Alaska prior to the initial detection of clade 2.3.4.4 H5 influenza A viruses in North America to assess the evidence for: (1) dispersal of highly pathogenic influenza A viruses from East Asia to North America by migratory birds via Alaska and (2) ancestral origins of clade 2.3.4.4 H5 reassortant viruses in Beringia. Although we did not detect highly pathogenic influenza A viruses in our sample collection from western Alaska, we did identify viruses that contained gene segments sharing recent common ancestry with intercontinental reassortant H5N2 and H5N1 viruses. Results of phylogenetic analyses and estimates for times of most recent common ancestry support migratory birds sampled in Beringia as maintaining viral diversity closely related to the novel highly pathogenic influenza A virus genotypes detected in North America. Although our results do not elucidate the route by which highly pathogenic influenza A viruses were introduced into North America, genetic evidence is consistent with the hypothesized trans-Beringian route of introduction via migratory birds.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Denmark 1 3%
Unknown 27 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 28%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 10%
Professor 3 10%
Student > Master 3 10%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 4 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 14%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 7%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 6 21%

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#7,451,713
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#11
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