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Jimenez-Bluhm P, et al. Low pathogenic avian influenza (H7N6) virus causing an outbreak in commercial Turkey farms in Chile. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2019;8(1):479-485.
submited by kickingbird at Mar, 31, 2019 10:13 AM from Emerg Microbes Infect. 2019;8(1):479-485.

In late 2016, an H7N6 low pathogenic avian influenza virus outbreak occurred in domestic turkeys in Central Chile. We characterized the genetic and antigenic properties of the outbreak virus and its experimental transmission in chickens. Our studies demonstrate that the outbreak virus is a reassortment of genes identified from Chilean wild bird viruses between 2013 and 2017 and displays molecular adaptations to poultry and antiviral resistance to adamantanes. Further, these wild bird viruses are also able to transmit in experimentally infected chickens highlighting the need for continued surveillance and improvement of biosecurity in poultry farms.

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