Molecular epidemiology of influenza A(H1N1) pdm09 virus among humans and swine, Sri Lanka

Harsha K.K. Perera, Dhanasekaran Vijaykrishna, Akuratiya G. Premarathna, Chrishan J.S. Jayamaha, Geethani Wickramasinghe, Chung L. Cheung, Ming F. Yeung, Leo L.M. Poon, Aluthgama K.C. Perera, Ian G. Barr, Yi Guan, Malik Peiris

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Abstract

After multiple discrete introductions of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus into Sri Lanka, the virus was transmitted among humans, then swine. The spread of virus between geographically distant swine farms is consistent with virus dispersal associated with a vehicle used for swine transportation, although this remains unproven.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2080-2084
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

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