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Avian Influenza Virus Surveillance in Wild Birds in Georgia: 2009–2011

  • Nicola S. Lewis mail,

    nsl25@cam.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Zurab Javakhishvili,

    Affiliation: Institute of Ecology, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

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  • Colin A. Russell,

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ann Machablishvili,

    Affiliations: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, Influenza Section, National Centre for Disease Control, Tbilisi, Georgia

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  • Pascal Lexmond,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology and National Influenza Center, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Josanne H. Verhagen,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology and National Influenza Center, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Oanh Vuong,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology and National Influenza Center, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Tinatin Onashvili,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture, Tbilisi, Georgia

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  • Marina Donduashvili,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture, Tbilisi, Georgia

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  • Derek J. Smith,

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Department of Virology and National Influenza Center, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ron A. M. Fouchier

    Affiliation: Department of Virology and National Influenza Center, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: March 13, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058534

About the Authors

Nicola S. Lewis, Colin A. Russell, Derek J. Smith
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Pascal Lexmond, Josanne H. Verhagen, Oanh Vuong, Derek J. Smith, Ron A. M. Fouchier
Department of Virology and National Influenza Center, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Colin A. Russell, Derek J. Smith
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Zurab Javakhishvili
Institute of Ecology, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Ann Machablishvili
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Ann Machablishvili
Influenza Section, National Centre for Disease Control, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tinatin Onashvili, Marina Donduashvili
Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture, Tbilisi, Georgia

Corresponding Author

Email: nsl25@cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors hereby declare that co-author Prof Ron A. M. Fouchier currently serves on the Editorial Board for PLOS ONE. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NSL ZJ DJS RAMF. Performed the experiments: NSL ZJ AM PL JHV OV TO MD. Analyzed the data: NSL ZJ CAR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NSL ZJ CAR AM TO MD DJS RAMF. Wrote the paper: NSL ZJ PL JHV RAMF.