[Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full text: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
Influenza A(H5N1) Virus Surveillance at Live Poultry Markets, Cambodia, 2011
Srey Viseth Horm, San Sorn, Lotfi Allal, and Philippe Buchy
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (S.V. Horm, S. Sorn, P. Buchy); Ministry of Agriculture, Phnom Penh (S. Sorn); Food and Agriculture Organization, Phnom Penh (L. Allal)
In Cambodia, influenza A(H5N1) virus surveillance at live poultry markets (LPMs) relies on virus isolation from poultry specimens; however, virus is rarely detected by this method. We tested 502 environmental LPM samples: 90 were positive by PCR, 10 by virus isolation. Virus circulation could be better monitored by environmental sampling of LPMs.