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Volume 13, Number 4—April 2007

Influenza (H5N1) Viruses in Poultry, Russian Federation, 2005–2006

Aleksandr S. Lipatov*12, Vasily A. Evseenko†1, Hong Wang*, Anna V. Zaykovskaya†, Alexander G. Durimanov†, Sergey I. Zolotykh†, Sergey V. Netesov†, Ilya G. Drozdov†, Gennadiy G. Onishchenko‡, Robert G. Webster*Comments to Author , and Alexander M. Shestopalov†

Author affiliations: *St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; †Federal State Research Institute Research Center for Virology and Biotechnology “Vector,” Koltsovo, Novosibirsk Region, Russian Federation; ‡Federal Service for Surveillance in Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being, Moscow, Russian Federation;

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Table 1

Influenza (H5N1) viruses, Russian Federation, 2005–2006

Virus Date of isolation Type of operation Specimen used for isolation IVPI for chickens*
Jul 22, 2005
Backyard flock
Dead chicken (spleen)
Jul 22, 2005
Backyard flock
Dead goose (lungs)
Jul 22, 2005
Backyard flock
Sick turkey (cloacal swabs)
Aug 12, 2005
Backyard flock
Sick chicken (cloacal swabs)
Oct 5, 2005
Backyard flock
Dead chicken (lungs)
Oct 17, 2005
Goose farm (~5,000 geese)
Sick goose (cloacal swabs)
A/chicken/Krasnodar/123/2006 Feb 12, 2006 Chicken farm (~300,000 chickens) Dead chicken (lungs) 3.0

*IVPI, intravenous pathogenicity index.

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1These authors contributed equally to this work.

2Current affiliation: US Department of Agriculture, Athens, Georgia, USA

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