Funding for this research was provided by:
U.S. Department of State (BEP/CRDF NDV 31063)
USDA-ARS (CRIS 6040-32000-072)
Fulbright U.S. Student Program (15141013)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-05-14
Received: 25 February 2019
Accepted: 7 May 2019
First Online: 14 May 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
: No human subjects were used in this study. This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors. Tissues were collected from dead birds being used for diagnostic purposes during disease outbreaks. Sampling was carried out by veterinarian, who took different samples as part of his routine work and under the permission of the farm owner. Since these are diagnostic specimens, sampling did not require the approval of the Ethics Committee.