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Volume 21, Number 5—May 2015

Pathologic Changes in Wild Birds Infected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N8) Viruses, South Korea, 2014

Hye-Ryoung Kim, Yong-Kuk Kwon, Il Jang, Youn-Jeong Lee, Hyun-Mi Kang, Eun-Kyoung Lee, Byung-Min Song, Hee-Soo Lee, Yi-Seok Joo, Kyung-Hyun Lee, Hyun-Kyoung Lee, Kang-Hyun Baek, and You-Chan BaeComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency, Anyang, South Korea

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Table 1

Results of necropsy of 771 bird carcasses collected January–June 2014, South Korea

Cause of death Diagnosis No. birds*
Highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus infection 167 (29)
Bacterial infection 29
Parasite infection 9 (1)
Fungal infection
(81.5%) Agrochemical poisoning 222
Gunshot 12
Trauma 103
Miscellaneous 32
Putrefaction 52
Unknown 142

*Parentheses indicate number of birds in which a pathogenic organism was detected in combination with agrochemical poisoning.

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