Avian influenza H5N1 in viverrids: implications for wildlife health and conservation

Roberton, S. I., Bell, D. J., Smith, G. J. D., Nicholls, J. M., Chan, K. H., Nguyen, D. T., Tran, P. Q., Streicher, U, Poon, L. L. M., Chen, H., Horby, P., Guardo, M., Guan, Y. and Peiris, J. S. M. (2006) Avian influenza H5N1 in viverrids: implications for wildlife health and conservation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 273 (1595). pp. 1729-1732. ISSN 1471-2954

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The Asian countries chronically infected with avian influenza A H5N1 are ‘global hotspots’ for biodiversity conservation in terms of species diversity, endemism and levels of threat. Since 2003, avian influenza A H5N1 viruses have naturally infected and killed a range of wild bird species, four felid species and a mustelid. Here, we report fatal disseminated H5N1 infection in a globally threatened viverrid, the Owston's civet, in Vietnam, highlighting the risk that avian influenza H5N1 poses to mammalian and avian biodiversity across its expanding geographic range.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Organisms and the Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 13:37
Last Modified: 16 May 2023 00:53
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/1140
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2006.3549

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