Experimental infection of mink with influenza A viruses. Brief report

Arch Virol. 1979;62(1):71-6. doi: 10.1007/BF01314905.


Mink were found to be susceptible to the intranasal inoculation of human, swine, equine and avian influenza A viruses. The viruses were recovered until the 7th post inoculation (p.i.) day from the respiratory tract. The inoculated mink showed antibody response against these viruses. Contact infection in mink with A/Kumamoto/22/77 (H3N2) was possible.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Viral / biosynthesis
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Female
  • Hemagglutination Inhibition Tests
  • Influenza A virus / immunology
  • Influenza A virus / isolation & purification
  • Influenza A virus / pathogenicity*
  • Orthomyxoviridae Infections / immunology
  • Orthomyxoviridae Infections / microbiology*
  • Orthomyxoviridae Infections / transmission
  • Respiratory System / microbiology


  • Antibodies, Viral