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Analysis of samples (cloaca, blood and tissue) from Adelie penguins and Weddell seal samples for influenze viruses from Cape Bird
Entry ID: K251_1985_1986_NZ_1

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Abstract: There is evidence that some influenza pandemics are caused by influenza viruses which have acquired new antigens from avian viruses. In order to understand the conditions under which antigens are transferred between animals and human strains of influenza viruses it is necessary to study the ecology of animal influenza viruses. Antibodies to influenza virus found in Adelie penguins at Casey Station ... View entire text
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  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

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Start Date: 1986-01-10
Stop Date: 1986-01-22
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Alexander, D.J. Manvell, R.J. Collins, M.S. Brockman, S.J. Westbury, H.A. Morgan , I. Austin, F.J. 1989 Characterization of paramyxoviruses isolated from penguins in Antarctica and sub-Antarctica during 1976-1979. Archives of virology 109: 135-143

Austin, F.J. Webster, R.G. 1993 Evidence of ortho- and paramyxoviruses in fauna from Antarctica. Journal of wildlife diseases 29(4): 568-571
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-19
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