Table 2

AIV prevalence among avian orders.

AIV-positive species

Common name

Prevalence (%)


Anseriformes

Cygnus olor

Mute Swan

100

Anas rubripes

American Black Duck

50

Aythya Americana

Redhead

33.3

Anas carolinensis

Green-winged Teal

7.36

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard

5.9

Charadriiformes

Arenaris interpres

Ruddy Turnstone

16.3

Falconiformes

Haliaeetus leucephalus

Bald Eagle

1.23

Passeriformes

Regulus satrapa

Golden-crowned Kinglet

50

Passerella iliaca

Fox Sparrow

10

Piranga ludoviciana

Western Tanager

9.09

Seiurus noveboracensis

Northern Waterthrush

9.09

Carpodacus cassinii

Cassin's Finch

8.33


Two orders (Charadriiformes and Falconiformes) had only one AIV-positive species. For orders in which influenza was detected in at least five species, the top five species in terms of prevalence are listed below.

Fuller et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:187   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-187

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