Genetic characterization of a novel influenza A virus H5N2 isolated from a dog in China

Vet Microbiol. 2012 Mar 23;155(2-4):409-16. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2011.08.017. Epub 2011 Aug 22.


An influenza virus, A/canine/Shandong/JT01/2009, has been isolated from a dog exhibiting classical flu signs in China. HAI and NAI assays subtyped A/canine/Shandong/JT01/2009 as a H5N2 like virus. Phylogenetic reconstructions indicated strong relationships with viruses from various hosts and dispersed geographic locations. These analyses indicate A/canine/Shandong/JT01/2009 is a novel virus generated by complex reassortment of the viral segments.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • China
  • Dog Diseases / virology*
  • Dogs
  • Influenza A Virus, H5N2 Subtype / classification*
  • Influenza A Virus, H5N2 Subtype / genetics*
  • Influenza A Virus, H5N2 Subtype / isolation & purification
  • Orthomyxoviridae Infections / veterinary*
  • Orthomyxoviridae Infections / virology
  • Phylogeny