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Environmental Sampling for Avian Influenza Virus A (H5N1) in Live-Bird Markets, Indonesia

Indriani, Risa; Samaan, Gina; Gultom, Anita; Loth, Leo; Indryani, Sri; Adjid, Rma; Dharmayanti, Ni Luh Putu Indi; Weaver, John; Mumford, Elizabeth; Lokuge, Kamalini; Kelly, Paul; Darminto, Drh


To identify environmental sites commonly contaminated by avian influenza virus A (H5N1) in live-bird markets in Indonesia, we investigated 83 markets in 3 provinces in Indonesia. At each market, samples were collected from up to 27 poultry-related sites to assess the extent of contamination. Samples were tested by using real-time reverse transcription-PCR and virus isolation. A questionnaire was used to ascertain types of birds in the market, general infrastructure, and work practices....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.3201/eid1612.100402


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