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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

© 2014, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved. 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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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

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 2144 - 2147

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1080-6059

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1080-6040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid2012.140435

Citation Source

  • Scopus