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Volume 24, Number 10—October 2018
Research Letter

New Reassortant Clade Avian Influenza A(H5N6) Virus in Wild Birds, South Korea, 2017–18

Jung-Hoon Kwon1, Sol Jeong1, Dong-Hun Lee, David E. Swayne, Yu-jin Kim, Sun-hak Lee, Jin-Yong Noh, Tseren-Ochir Erdene-Ochir, Jei-Hyun Jeong, and Chang-Seon SongComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea (J.-H. Kwon, S. Jeong, Y.-J. Kim, S.-H. Lee, J.-Y. Noh, T.-O. Erdene-Ochir, J.-H. Jeong, C.-S. Song); US Department of Agriculture, Athens, Georgia, USA (D.-H. Lee, D.E. Swayne)

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Time to most recent common ancestor for each gene segment of genotype B.N6.1 influenza A(H5N6) viruses isolated in South Korea, December 2017–January 2018*

South Korea isolates, node 1
South Korea and Europe isolates, node 2
South Korea, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and Greece isolates, node 3
95% HPD
95% HPD
95% HPD
PB2 2017 Sep 2017 Jul–Oct 2017 May 2016 Dec–2017 Sep 2016 Mar 2015 Oct–2016 Jun
PB1 2017 Sep 2017 Jul–Oct 2017 May 2017 Feb–Aug 2016 Jul 2016 May–Aug
PA 2017 Sep 2017 Aug–Oct 2017 Jul 2017 Apr–Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Jul–Dec
HA 2017 Sep 2017 Jul–Oct 2017 May 2017 Feb–Jul 2016 Mar 2015 Dec–2016 May
NP 2017 Jul 2017 Apr–Sep 2017 Mar 2016 Nov–2017 Jun 2016 Jan 2015 Jul–2016 May
NA 2017 Jul 2017 Mar–Sep 2017 Feb 2016 Jul–2017 Jul 2015 Sep 2014 Aug–2016 Aug
M 2017 Aug 2017 May–Oct 2017 May 2017 Jan–Aug 2016 Mar 2016 Jan–May
NS 2017 Jul 2017 Apr–Oct 2017 Mar 2016 Nov–2017 Jun 2016 Feb 2015 Oct–2016 Jun

*Nodes of the temporally structured maximum clade credibility phylogenetic tree (Technical Appendix Figure 4. HA, hemagglutinin; HPD, highest posterior density; M, matrix; NA, neuraminidase; NP, nucleoprotein; NS, nonstructural; PA, polymerase acidic; PB, polymerase basic.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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