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Volume 23, Number 2—February 2017
Research Letter

Novel Reassortant Clade Avian Influenza A(H5N8) Virus in Wild Aquatic Birds, Russia, 2016

Dong-Hun Lee, Kirill Sharshov, David E. Swayne, Olga Kurskaya, Ivan Sobolev, Marsel Kabilov, Alexander Alekseev, Victor Irza, and Alexander ShestopalovComments to Author 
Author affiliations: US Department of Agriculture, Athens, Georgia, USA (D.-H. Lee, D.E. Swayne); Research Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Novosibirsk, Russia (K. Sharshov, O. Kurskaya, I. Sobolev, A. Alekseev, A. Shestopalov); Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine SB RAS, Novosibirsk (M. Kabilov); Federal Centre for Animal Health, Vladimir, Russia (V. Irza)

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Nucleotide identity of near homologs in GenBank to the influenza A(H5N8) virus from Uvs-Nuur Lake, Russia, as of June 30, 2016*

Gene Virus Classification % Identity
PB2 A/duck/Mongolia/30/2015(H3N8) Eurasian LPAI 98.7
PB1 A/chicken/Hunan/S1267/2010(H4N6) Eurasian LPAI 98.1
PA A/duck/Mongolia/996/2015(H3N8) Eurasian LPAI 98.7
HA A/duck/eastern China/S1109/2014(H5N8) H5N8 clade 99.1
NP A/duck/Mongolia/129/2015(H3N3) Eurasian LPAI 98.7
NA A/duck/eastern China/S1109/2014(H5N8) H5N8 clade 98.9
M A/duck/Mongolia/179/2015(H3N8) Eurasian LPAI 98.5
NS A/duck/eastern China/S1109/2014(H5N8) H5N8 clade 99.3

*HA, hemagglutinin; LPAI, low pathogenicity avian influenza; MP, matrix; NA, neuraminidase; NP, nucleoprotein; NS, nonstructural; PA, polymerase acidic; PB, polymerase basic.

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