Avian influenza gene sequences from a wild mute swan population in Dorset, England, 2017

Sequence data from blood samples, taken from a wild population of long-lived birds (mute swans; Cygnus olor) that has experienced three outbreaks of related H5 HPAIVs in the past decade, specifically, H5N1 (2007), H5N8 (2016) and H5N6 (2017). Detailed demographic data were available and intense sampling was conducted before and after the outbreaks.

This data is NERC-funded but not held by the EIDC.
This data is archived in NCBI Genbank at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore with accession numbers
MH819084 to MH819175 (inclusive)

Publication date: 2020-01-27


Study area

Supplemental information

This dataset is a supplement to:

Hill Sarah C., Hansen Rowena, Watson Samantha, Coward Vivien, Russell Christine, Cooper Jayne, Essen Steve, Everest Holly, Parag Kris V., Fiddaman Steven, Reid Scott, Lewis Nicola, Brookes Sharon M., Smith Adrian L., Sheldon Ben, Perrins Christopher M., Brown Ian H. and Pybus Oliver G. Comparative micro-epidemiology of pathogenic avian influenza virus outbreaks in a wild bird population 374 Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B

Correspondence/contact details

Professor Oliver Pybus
University of Oxford


Professor Oliver Pybus
University of Oxford

Additional metadata

Topic categories
avian influenza,  Cygnus olor,  H5N8,  mute swan
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R002126/1
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
06 February 2020 15:54