Equine influenza A(H3N8) virus isolated from Bactrian camel, Mongolia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Because little is known about the ecology of influenza viruses in camels, 460 nasal swab specimens were collected from healthy (no overt illness) Bactrian camels in Mongolia during 2012. One specimen was positive for influenza A virus (A/camel/Mongolia/335/2012[H3N8]), which is phylogenetically related to equine influenza A(H3N8) viruses and probably represents natural horse-to-camel transmission.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yondon, M; Zayat, B; Nelson, MI; Heil, GL; Anderson, BD; Lin, X; Halpin, RA; McKenzie, PP; White, SK; Wentworth, DE; Gray, GC

Published Date

  • December 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 2144 - 2147

PubMed ID

  • 25418532

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4257804

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1080-6059

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid2012.140435


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States