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AJVS. 2016; 50(1): 109-114

Pigeon-Derived Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus H5N1 in Japanese Quails

Mahmoud Alquttory, Hany F. Ellakany and Madiha Salah Ibrahim.


Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) H5N1 has been isolated from many diverse species in Egypt. Here, we characterized the pathogenesis of a HPAI H5N1 isolated from naturally infected pigeons in Japanese quails. Our results showed that the pigeon virus was very pathogenic to quails; killing them within two days of intranasal inoculation. Further, phylogenetic analysis showed that the pigeon derived virus and the quail-derived viruses were close to viruses circulating in china and they segregated far from each other.

Key words: H5N1, pigeon, Japanese quail, Egypt

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