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1 June 2010 Avian Poxvirus Infection in Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) in a Zoo in Japan
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Two diseased flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) with nodular lesions (pock) characteristic of poxvirus infection were found in a zoo in Japan. Avian poxvirus was isolated from the lesions (upper beak) of the affected birds and was genetically characterized by polymerase chain reaction, nucleotide sequencing, and phylogenetic analysis. Based on the phylogenetic analysis, the virus isolated from these flamingos was genetically close to those isolated from pigeons, suggesting the possibility of interspecies transmission.

Toshiaki Terasaki, Mikako Kaneko, and Masaji Mase "Avian Poxvirus Infection in Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) in a Zoo in Japan," Avian Diseases 54(2), 955-957, (1 June 2010). https://doi.org/10.1637/9040-082609-Case.1
Received: 31 August 2009; Accepted: 1 January 2010; Published: 1 June 2010
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