1/6 We know very little about viruses in #shorebirds. They are important in the epidemiology of some viruses (influenza, coronavirus), but many viruses to be discovered in this host group
#ISTC20 #Sesh7
2/6 Shorebirds are a central reservoir host for low pathogenic avian influenza virus globally (these viruses don't cause disease).
Some species, like Ruddy Turnstone have high levels of seroprevalence. In Aus, varying levels of infection across shorebird species
#ISTC20 #Sesh7
3/6 #Shorebirds are important reservoirs for a diversity of coronaviruses (different from COVID). Prevalence in Aus is comparable to influenza. We have also described a new coronavirus, currently only found in Aus shorebirds
Review here: doherty.edu.au/news-events/ne…
#ISTC20 #Sesh7
4/6 Of concern is that that #shorebirds using the EAAF have important stop over locations that are areas where virulent avian viruses may be endemic. There is potentially a risk of disease acquisition during migrations
#ISTC20 #Sesh7
5/6. Our research showed that Red-necked Stints are exposed to highly pathogenic avian influenza using antibody tests. They are likely exposed during migratory stopovers, with ramifications for conservation plans

Pop Sci: pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/how-o…

#ISTC20 #Sesh7
6/6 Beyond viruses important for poultry (like influenza and coronavirus), we have NO IDEA! about the diversity of viruses in #shorebirds!
Our research has revealed >20 novel viruses in Australian shorebirds. We predict many more viruses are still to be described
#ISTC20 #Sesh7

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