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Replication and Transmission of H9N2 Influenza Viruses in Ferrets: Evaluation of Pandemic Potential

  • Hongquan Wan equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Hongquan Wan, Erin M. Sorrell

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Molecular Virology and Vaccines Branch, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Erin M. Sorrell equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Hongquan Wan, Erin M. Sorrell

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Haichen Song,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Md Jaber Hossain,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Molecular Virology and Vaccines Branch, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Gloria Ramirez-Nieto,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Isabella Monne,

    Affiliation: OIE, FAO and National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Viale dell'Università, Legnaro, Padova, Italy

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  • James Stevens,

    Affiliation: Molecular Virology and Vaccines Branch, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Giovanni Cattoli,

    Affiliation: OIE, FAO and National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Viale dell'Università, Legnaro, Padova, Italy

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  • Ilaria Capua,

    Affiliation: OIE, FAO and National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Viale dell'Università, Legnaro, Padova, Italy

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  • Li-Mei Chen,

    Affiliation: Molecular Virology and Vaccines Branch, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Ruben O. Donis,

    Affiliation: Molecular Virology and Vaccines Branch, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Julia Busch,

    Affiliations: Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • James C. Paulson,

    Affiliations: Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Christy Brockwell,

    Affiliation: Division of Virology, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Richard Webby,

    Affiliation: Division of Virology, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Jorge Blanco,

    Affiliation: Virion Systems, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mohammad Q. Al-Natour,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

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  • Daniel R. Perez mail

    dperez1@umd.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: August 13, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002923

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