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Novel highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N6) virus in the Netherlands, december 2017

Beerens, Nancy; Koch, Guus; Heutink, Rene; Harders, Frank; Vries, D.P.E.; Ho, Cynthia; Bossers, Alex; Elbers, Armin

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A novel highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N6) virus affecting wild birds and commercial poultry was detected in the Netherlands in December 2017. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that the virus is a reassortant of H5N8 clade 2.3.4.4 viruses and not related to the Asian H5N6 viruses that caused human infections.