Wild birds serve as natural reservoirs and sometimes harbor low-pathogenic avian influenza viruses. However, mutation of the virus can result in highly pathogenic strains, often more common among H5 and H7 genotypes. We report the isolation of a lowpathogenic H7N3 avian influenza in a Peruvian wetland. © Wildlife Disease Association 2011.
Ghersi, B. M., Sovero, M. M., Icochea, E., Gonzalez, R. I., Blazes, D. L., Gonzalez, A. E., & Montgomery, J. M. (2011). Isolation of low-pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza from wild birds in Peru. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 792-795. https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-47.3.792