Influenza D virus in animal species in Guangdong Province, Southern China

Shao Lun Zhai, He Zhang, Sheng Nan Chen, Xia Zhou, Tao Lin, Runxia Liu, Dian Hong Lv, Xiao Hui Wen, Wen Kang Wei, Dan Wang, Feng Li

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Molecular tests revealed influenza D viruses of D/OK lineage widely circulating in farmed animal species in Guangdong Province, southern China. In particular, we found high levels of influenza D virus infection in goats and pigs. We also detected viral RNA in serum specimens and feces of animals with certain severe diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1392-1396
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology (Grant no. 2016A040403083), Guangdong Provincial Agricultural Department (Grant no. 2016LM3177), and Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (Grant no. 2015GA780010). The work was also supported in part by SDSU AES Fund 3AH-477 to F.L. and D.W. S.-L.Z. is sponsored by Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guangzhou, China.

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© 2017, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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