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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 3

Histopathologic lesions and immunohistochemical results for avian influenza virus antigen in 11 wild birds infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

Organ Positive result by histopathology/immunohistochemistry*
Baikal teal, 8/8 Bean goose, 2/2 Whooper swan, 1/1 Mallard, 0/0
Trachea –/– NT NT NT
Lung +/+ +/++ NT NT
Heart –/± +/++ –/– –/–
Brain +/++ +/++ +/++ NT
Kidney +/++ +/++ ++/++ NT
Skeletal muscle –/– NT NT NT
Intestine –/– –/– –/– –/–
Pancreas +++/+++ ++/+++ ++/++ –/–
Liver ++/++ NT ±/+ NT
*Histopathologic results: –, no lesions; +, mild lesions; ++, moderate lesions, +++, severe lesions. Immunochemistry results: –, no antigen; ±, faint antigen; +, mild antigen; ++,moderate antigen; +++ severe antigen; NT, not tested.

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