An avian influenza A virus killing a mammalian species--the mink. Brief report

Arch Virol. 1985;86(3-4):347-51. doi: 10.1007/BF01309839.


During October of 1984 an influenza epidemic occurred on mink farms in the coastal region of South Sweden. Six strains of an influenza A virus were isolated. All six isolates were of the H 10 subtype in combination with N4. The H 10 subtype in combination with various N subtypes was hitherto only known to occur in avian strains, the prototype being the A/chicken/Germany/N/49 (H 10N7) virus.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Disease Outbreaks / veterinary*
  • Influenza A virus / pathogenicity*
  • Mink*
  • Orthomyxoviridae Infections / epidemiology
  • Orthomyxoviridae Infections / veterinary*