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dc.contributor.authorLee, Megan Marie
dc.contributor.authorJaspers, Veerle L.B.
dc.contributor.authorGabrielsen, W. Geir
dc.contributor.authorMunro Jenssen, Bjørn
dc.contributor.authorCiesielski, Tomasz Maciej
dc.contributor.authorMortensen, Åse-Karen
dc.contributor.authorLundgren, Silje Strand
dc.contributor.authorWaugh, Courtney A.
dc.identifier.citationBMC Veterinary Research. 2020, 16 (48)en_US
dc.description.abstractWild aquatic birds serve as the natural reservoir for avian influenza virus (AIV), a disease with significant implications for avian and mammalian health. Climate change is predicted to impact the dynamics of AIV, particularly in areas such as the Arctic, but the baseline data needed to detect these shifts is often unavailable. In this study, plasma from two species of gulls breeding on the high-Arctic Svalbard archipelago were screened for antibodies to AIV. Results AIV antibodies were found in black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) samples from multiple years, as well as in glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreous) samples. Conclusions Despite small sample sizes, evidence of exposure to AIV was found among Svalbard gulls. A wider survey of Svalbard avian species is warranted to establish knowledge on the extent of AIV exposure on Svalbard and to determine whether active infections are present.en_US
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleEvidence of avian influenza virus inseabirds breeding on a Norwegian high-Arctic archipelagoen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalBMC Veterinary Researchen_US
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