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Genetic data from avian influenza and avian paramyxoviruses generated by the European network of excellence (EPIZONE) between 2006 and 2011-Review and recommendations for surveillance

Dundon, William G.; Heidari, Alireza; Fusaro, Alice; Monne, Isabella; Beato, Maria Serena; Cattoli, Giovanni; Koch, Guus; Starick, Elke; Brown, Ian H.; Aldous, Elisabeth W.; Briand, Francois-Xavier; Le Gall-Recule, Ghislaine; Jestin, Veronique; Jorgensen, Poul H.; Berg, Mikael; Zohari, Siamak; Metreveli, Giorgi; Munir, Muhammad; Stahl, Karl; Albina, Emmanuel;
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Since 2006, the members of the molecular epidemiological working group of the European "EPIZONE" network of excellence have been generating sequence data on avian influenza and avian paramyxoviruses from both European and African sources in an attempt to more fully understand the circulation and impact of these viruses. This review presents a timely update on the epidemiological situation of these viruses based on sequence data generated during the lifetime of this project in addition to data produced by other groups during the same period. Based on this information and putting it all into a European context, recommendations for continued surveillance of these important viruses within Europe are presented. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Avian influenza; Newcastle disease; Avian paramyxovirus; Europe; Genome sequencing; Recommendations

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Veterinary Microbiology
2012, Volume: 154, number: 3-4, pages: 209-221

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