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Freshwater Clams As Bioconcentrators of Avian Influenza Virus in Water
USDA National Wildlife Research Center - Staff Publications
  • Kathryn P. Huyvaert, National Wildlife Research Center
  • Jenny S. Carlson, National Wildlife Research Center
  • Kevin T. Bentler, National Wildlife Research Center
  • Kacy R. Cobble, National Wildlife Research Center
  • Dale L. Nolte, National Wildlife Disease Program
  • Alan B. Franklin, National Wildlife Research Center
Date of this Version
1-1-2012
Citation

VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES Volume 12, Number 10, 2012

Abstract
We report experimental evidence for bioconcentration of a low-pathogenicity avian influenza virus (H6N8) in the tissue of freshwater clams. Our results support the concept that freshwater clams may provide an effective tool for use in the early detection of influenza A viruses in aquatic environments.
Citation Information
Kathryn P. Huyvaert, Jenny S. Carlson, Kevin T. Bentler, Kacy R. Cobble, et al.. "Freshwater Clams As Bioconcentrators of Avian Influenza Virus in Water" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alan_b_franklin/4/