• Erik Kleyheeg (Corresponding author)
  • Roy Slaterus
  • Rogier Bodewes
  • Jolianne M. Rijks
  • Marcel A.H. Spierenburg
  • Nancy Beerens
  • Leon Kelder
  • Marjolein J. Poen
  • Jan A. Stegeman
  • Ron A. M. Fouchier
  • Thijs Kuiken
  • Henk P. van der Jeugd
During autumn–winter 2016–2017, highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) viruses caused mass die-offs among wild birds in the Netherlands. Among the ≈13,600 birds reported dead, most were tufted ducks (Aythya fuligula) and Eurasian wigeons (Anas penelope). Recurrence of avian influenza outbreaks might alter wild bird population dynamics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2050-2054
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Research areas

  • birds, communicable diseases, death, die-off, ducks, emerging, epidemiology, Eurasian wigeon, H5N8, highly pathogenic avian influenza, Holland, HPAI, influenza, influenza A virus, influenza in birds, mortality, Netherlands, outbreaks, population dynamics, poultry, the Netherlands, tufted duck, viruses, national

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