Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

Avian Influenza among Waterfowl Hunters and Wildlife Professionals

24 July, 2006

Serologic evidence of avian influenza infection in 1 duck hunter and 2 wildlife professionals with extensive histories of wild waterfowl and game bird exposure.
Until now, serologic studies of the transmission of subtype H5N1 and other highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza have focused on humans who have contact with infected domestic poultry. This cross-sectional seroprevalence study, provides evidence of past influenza A/H11 infection in persons who were routinely, heavily exposed to wild ducks and geese through recreational activities (duck hunting) or through their employment (bird banding). Emerging Infectious Diseases 2006 12: August.