Influenza A (H15N4) virus isolation in Western Siberia, Russia

Mariya V. Sivay, Tatiana Baranovich, Vasiliy Y. Marchenko, Kirill A. Sharshov, Elena A. Govorkova, Aleksander M. Shestopalov, Richard J. Webby

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The rarely identified influenza A viruses of the H15 hemagglutinin subtype have been isolated exclusively in Australia. Here we report the isolation of an H15N4 influenza A virus (A/teal/Chany/7119/2008) in Western Siberia, Russia. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that the internal genes of the A/teal/Chany/7119/2008 strain belong to the Eurasian clade and that the H15 and N4 genes were introduced into the gene pool of circulating endemic avian influenza viruses through reassortment events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3578-3582
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of virology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Insect Science
  • Virology

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