Archives of Virology

, Volume 86, Issue 3–4, pp 347–351

An avian influenza A virus killing a mammalian species — the mink

  • B. Klingeborn
  • L. Englund
  • R. Rott
  • N. Juntti
  • G. Rockborn
Brief Report

Summary

During October of 1984 an influenza epidemic occurred on mink farms in the coastal region of South Sweden. Six strains of an influenza A virus were isolated. All six isolates were of the H10 subtype in combination with N4. The H10 subtype in combination with various N subtypes was hitherto only known to occur in avian strains, the prototype being the A/chicken/Germany/N/49 (H10N7) virus.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Klingeborn
    • 1
  • L. Englund
    • 2
  • R. Rott
    • 3
  • N. Juntti
    • 1
  • G. Rockborn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of VirologyThe National Veterinary Institute, BiomedicumUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Furbearing AnimalsThe National Veterinary InstituteUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Institut für VirologieJustus-Liebig-UniversitätGiessenFederal Republic of Germany

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