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.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Wildlife Diseases|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2011|