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    • Virological and serological surveillance for type A influenza in the black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 

      Tønnessen, Ragnhild; Germundsson, Anna; Jonassen, Christine M.; Haugen, Irene; Berg, Kristin; Barrett, Robert T.; Rimstad, Espen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      The epidemiology of avian influenza viruses (AIVs) in gulls is only partially known. The role of the world's most numerous gull species, the black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), as a potential AIV reservoir species has been unclear. The prevalence of AIV and humoral response against AIV were therefore studied in a colony of apparently healthy black-legged kittiwakes breeding in a nesting cliff ...