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First outbreaks and phylogenetic analyses of avian influenza H9N2 viruses isolated from poultry flocks in Morocco

Overview of attention for article published in Virology Journal, August 2016
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Title
First outbreaks and phylogenetic analyses of avian influenza H9N2 viruses isolated from poultry flocks in Morocco
Published in
Virology Journal, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12985-016-0596-1
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Authors

Mohammed EL Houadfi, Siham Fellahi, Saadia Nassik, Jean-Luc Guérin, Mariette F. Ducatez

Abstract

H9N2 avian influenza viruses continue to spread in poultry and wild birds worldwide. Morocco just faced its first H9N2 influenza virus outbreaks early 2016 affecting different types of poultry production. After its introduction, the virus spread very rapidly throughout the country. Samples were collected from 11 chicken flocks with high morbidity and mortality rates. Four viruses were successfully isolated from broiler chickens and one from broiler breeders and fully sequenced. Phylogenetic and molecular markers analyses showed the Moroccan viruses belonged to the G1 lineage and likely originated from the Middle East. As known for H9N2 viruses, the Moroccanisolates possess several genetic markers that enhance virulence in poultry and transmission to humans. The present study demonstrated that under field conditions H9N2 could have a devastating effect on egg production and mortalities and highlighted a lack of surveillance data on the pathogen in the region.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 46 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 20%
Researcher 8 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Student > Master 4 9%
Other 2 4%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 13 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 26%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 9%
Unspecified 2 4%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 12 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 August 2016.
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#11,912,283
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#1,074
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#99,859
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#1
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