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Volume 24, Number 7—July 2018

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N8) Virus, Cameroon, 2017

Abel Wade, Simon Dickmu Jumbo, Bianca Zecchin, Alice Fusaro, Taiga Taiga, Alice Bianco, Poueme N. Rodrigue, Angela Salomoni, Jean Marc Feussom Kameni, Gianpiero Zamperin, Robert Nenkam, Yacouba Foupouapouognigni, Souley Abdoulkadiri, Yaya Aboubakar, Lidewij Wiersma, Giovanni Cattoli, and Isabella MonneComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Laboratoire National Veterinaire, Yaoundé and Garoua, Cameroon (A. Wade, S. Dickmu Jumbo, P.N. Rodrigue, R. Nenkam, Y. Foupouapouognigni, S. Abdoulkadiri, Y. Aboubakar); Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries, Yaoundé (A. Wade, T. Taiga, J.M. Feussom Kameni); Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Padova, Italy (B. Zecchin, A. Fusaro, A. Bianco, A. Salomoni, G. Zamperin, I. Monne); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy (L. Wiersma); Animal Production and Health Laboratory, Seibersdorf, Austria (G. Cattoli)

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Epidemiologic information of viruses characterized in study of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) virus, Cameroon, January 2017*

Virus Sample type Location EpiFlu accession numbers for 8 gene segments
Tracheal swab
Maroua market
HA, MG650619; MP, MG650622; NA, MG650626; NP, MG650630; NS, MG650632; PA, MG650635; PB1, MG650638; PB2, MG650641
Tracheal swab
Yagoua market
HA, MG650620; MP, MG650623; NA, MG650627; NP,MG650629; NS, MG650633; PA, MG650636; PB1, MG650637; PB2, MG650639
Cloacal swab
Maroua market
HA, MG650621; MP, MG650624; NA, MG650628; NP, MG650631; NS, MG650634; PA, NR; PB1, na; PB2, MG650640
A/Indian peafowl/Cameroon/17RS1661-6/2017 Tracheal swab Makilingaye HA, MG650619; MP, NR; NA, MG650626; NP, NR; NS, NR; PA, NR; PB1, NR; PB2, NR

*HA, hemagglutinin; MP, matrix protein, NA, neuraminidase; NR, not reported; NP, nucleoprotein; NS, nonstructural proteins; PA, polymerase acidic protein; PB1, polymerase basic protein 1; PB2, polymerase basic protein 2.
†From GISAID EpiFlu database (online Technical Appendix 2,

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