=10) in British Columbia, Canada (the first area affected during the outbreak). Thirteen hemagglutinin (HA) and nine neuraminidase (NA) subtypes were detected, including H5, N1, and N8 sequences that clustered with other sequences associated with the North American outbreak. Additionally, as many as eight HA and eight NA subtypes could be detected in a single sediment sample. This proof-of-concept study shows the potential utility of sediment sampling coupled with genomics-based analysis as a tool for AIV surveillance.
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