Sasan Fereidouni

Summary

Publications

  1. Fereidouni S, Aghakhan M, Werner O, Starick E, Bozorghmehrifard M. Isolation and identification of avian influenza viruses from migratory birds in Iran. Vet Rec. 2005;157:526 pubmed
  2. Fereidouni S, Harder T, Starick E. Rapid pathotyping of recent H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses and of H5 viruses with low pathogenicity by RT-PCR and restriction enzyme cleavage pattern (RECP). J Virol Methods. 2008;154:14-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This approach for H5 AIV pathotyping proved to be fast, reliable, and comparatively sensitive and is suitable especially for laboratories lacking sequencing or in vivo pathotyping facilities. ..
  3. Fereidouni S, Werner O, Starick E, Beer M, Harder T, Aghakhan M, et al. Avian influenza virus monitoring in wintering waterbirds in Iran, 2003-2007. Virol J. 2010;7:43 pubmed publisher
    ..Samples originated from 6 different provinces representative for the 15 most important wintering sites of migratory waterbirds in Iran...
  4. Fereidouni S, Ziegler U, Linke S, Niedrig M, Modirrousta H, Hoffmann B, et al. West Nile virus monitoring in migrating and resident water birds in Iran: are common coots the main reservoirs of the virus in wetlands?. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011;11:1377-81 pubmed publisher
    ..Results of this investigation provide important information about the prevalence of WNV in wild water birds in Iran and indicate the potential role and importance of common coots in ecology of WNVs...
  5. Gaidet N, Caron A, Cappelle J, Cumming G, Balança G, Hammoumi S, et al. Understanding the ecological drivers of avian influenza virus infection in wildfowl: a continental-scale study across Africa. Proc Biol Sci. 2012;279:1131-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Birds were found infected as often in oropharyngeal as in cloacal samples, but rarely for both types of sample concurrently, indicating that both respiratory and digestive tracts may be important for AIV replication. ..
  6. Ziegler U, Seidowski D, Globig A, Fereidouni S, Ulrich R, Groschup M. Sentinel birds in wild-bird resting sites as potential indicators for West Nile virus infections in Germany. Arch Virol. 2010;155:965-9 pubmed publisher
    ..No WNV-positive reactions were found, whereas sera from coots from northern Iran were positive...
  7. Fereidouni S, Grund C, Häuslaigner R, Lange E, Wilking H, Harder T, et al. Dynamics of specific antibody responses induced in mallards after infection by or immunization with low pathogenicity avian influenza viruses. Avian Dis. 2010;54:79-85 pubmed
    ..Ducks were monitored for up to 15 mo, and serum samples were investigated every 1-4 wk. It could be shown that infection with LPAIV in mallards can be traced serologically over prolonged periods of time. ..
  8. Fereidouni S, Beer M, Vahlenkamp T, Starick E. Differentiation of two distinct clusters among currently circulating influenza A(H1N1)v viruses, March-September 2009. Euro Surveill. 2009;14: pubmed
    ..Phylogenetic inference was demonstrated by neighbour joining, maximum likelihood and Bayesian trees analyses of the involved genes and by tree construction of concatenated sequences. ..
  9. Globig A, Baumer A, Revilla Fernández S, Beer M, Wodak E, Fink M, et al. Ducks as sentinels for avian influenza in wild birds. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009;15:1633-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Infections of sentinel birds with different AIV subtypes confirmed the value of such surveillance for AIV monitoring...
  10. Abdel Moneim A, Shany S, Fereidouni S, Eid B, el Kady M, Starick E, et al. Sequence diversity of the haemagglutinin open reading frame of recent highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 isolates from Egypt. Arch Virol. 2009;154:1559-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Circulation of different H5N1 strains possessing considerable variations in backyard poultry, particularly domestic waterfowl, draws attention to the evolution of H5N1 subtypes in Egypt. ..

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. Fereidouni S, Aghakhan M, Werner O, Starick E, Bozorghmehrifard M. Isolation and identification of avian influenza viruses from migratory birds in Iran. Vet Rec. 2005;157:526 pubmed
  2. Fereidouni S, Harder T, Starick E. Rapid pathotyping of recent H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses and of H5 viruses with low pathogenicity by RT-PCR and restriction enzyme cleavage pattern (RECP). J Virol Methods. 2008;154:14-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This approach for H5 AIV pathotyping proved to be fast, reliable, and comparatively sensitive and is suitable especially for laboratories lacking sequencing or in vivo pathotyping facilities. ..
  3. Fereidouni S, Werner O, Starick E, Beer M, Harder T, Aghakhan M, et al. Avian influenza virus monitoring in wintering waterbirds in Iran, 2003-2007. Virol J. 2010;7:43 pubmed publisher
    ..Samples originated from 6 different provinces representative for the 15 most important wintering sites of migratory waterbirds in Iran...
  4. Fereidouni S, Ziegler U, Linke S, Niedrig M, Modirrousta H, Hoffmann B, et al. West Nile virus monitoring in migrating and resident water birds in Iran: are common coots the main reservoirs of the virus in wetlands?. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011;11:1377-81 pubmed publisher
    ..Results of this investigation provide important information about the prevalence of WNV in wild water birds in Iran and indicate the potential role and importance of common coots in ecology of WNVs...
  5. Gaidet N, Caron A, Cappelle J, Cumming G, Balança G, Hammoumi S, et al. Understanding the ecological drivers of avian influenza virus infection in wildfowl: a continental-scale study across Africa. Proc Biol Sci. 2012;279:1131-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Birds were found infected as often in oropharyngeal as in cloacal samples, but rarely for both types of sample concurrently, indicating that both respiratory and digestive tracts may be important for AIV replication. ..
  6. Ziegler U, Seidowski D, Globig A, Fereidouni S, Ulrich R, Groschup M. Sentinel birds in wild-bird resting sites as potential indicators for West Nile virus infections in Germany. Arch Virol. 2010;155:965-9 pubmed publisher
    ..No WNV-positive reactions were found, whereas sera from coots from northern Iran were positive...
  7. Fereidouni S, Grund C, Häuslaigner R, Lange E, Wilking H, Harder T, et al. Dynamics of specific antibody responses induced in mallards after infection by or immunization with low pathogenicity avian influenza viruses. Avian Dis. 2010;54:79-85 pubmed
    ..Ducks were monitored for up to 15 mo, and serum samples were investigated every 1-4 wk. It could be shown that infection with LPAIV in mallards can be traced serologically over prolonged periods of time. ..
  8. Fereidouni S, Beer M, Vahlenkamp T, Starick E. Differentiation of two distinct clusters among currently circulating influenza A(H1N1)v viruses, March-September 2009. Euro Surveill. 2009;14: pubmed
    ..Phylogenetic inference was demonstrated by neighbour joining, maximum likelihood and Bayesian trees analyses of the involved genes and by tree construction of concatenated sequences. ..
  9. Globig A, Baumer A, Revilla Fernández S, Beer M, Wodak E, Fink M, et al. Ducks as sentinels for avian influenza in wild birds. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009;15:1633-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Infections of sentinel birds with different AIV subtypes confirmed the value of such surveillance for AIV monitoring...
  10. Abdel Moneim A, Shany S, Fereidouni S, Eid B, el Kady M, Starick E, et al. Sequence diversity of the haemagglutinin open reading frame of recent highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 isolates from Egypt. Arch Virol. 2009;154:1559-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Circulation of different H5N1 strains possessing considerable variations in backyard poultry, particularly domestic waterfowl, draws attention to the evolution of H5N1 subtypes in Egypt. ..
  11. Lange E, Kalthoff D, Blohm U, Teifke J, Breithaupt A, Maresch C, et al. Pathogenesis and transmission of the novel swine-origin influenza virus A/H1N1 after experimental infection of pigs. J Gen Virol. 2009;90:2119-23 pubmed publisher
    ..i., coinciding with clinical signs. Contact chickens remained uninfected, as judged by the absence of virus excretion, clinical signs and seroconversion. ..
  12. Fereidouni S, Starick E, Grund C, Globig A, Mettenleiter T, Beer M, et al. Rapid molecular subtyping by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction of the neuraminidase gene of avian influenza A viruses. Vet Microbiol. 2009;135:253-60 pubmed publisher
    ..A universal molecular HA/NA subtyping algorithm for rRT-PCR positive avian influenza virus monitoring samples is proposed which may complement classical serological subtyping of influenza A virus isolates. ..
  13. Fereidouni S, Starick E, Beer M, Wilking H, Kalthoff D, Grund C, et al. Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus infection of mallards with homo- and heterosubtypic immunity induced by low pathogenic avian influenza viruses. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e6706 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that the epidemiology of HPAIV H5N1 in mallards and probably other aquatic wild bird species is massively influenced by interfering immunity induced by prior homo- and heterosubtypic LPAIV infections. ..
  14. Haase M, Starick E, Fereidouni S, Strebelow G, Grund C, Seeland A, et al. Possible sources and spreading routes of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H5N1 infections in poultry and wild birds in Central Europe in 2007 inferred through likelihood analyses. Infect Genet Evol. 2010;10:1075-84 pubmed publisher
    ..Analysis of outbreaks in Northeast Germany and nearby Northern Poland in December 2007 demonstrated that geographic and even temporal vicinity of outbreaks does not necessarily indicate a common source of incursion. ..
  15. Starick E, Lange E, Fereidouni S, Bunzenthal C, Höveler R, Kuczka A, et al. Reassorted pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza A virus discovered from pigs in Germany. J Gen Virol. 2011;92:1184-8 pubmed publisher
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  16. Starick E, Fereidouni S, Lange E, Grund C, Vahlenkamp T, Beer M, et al. Analysis of influenza A viruses of subtype H1 from wild birds, turkeys and pigs in Germany reveals interspecies transmission events. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2011;5:276-84 pubmed publisher
    ..The recovery of a swine influenza H1N1 virus from a turkey flock in Germany in 2009 prompted us to investigate molecularly the subtype H1 viruses recently detected in wild birds, pigs and poultry...
  17. Harder T, Teuffert J, Starick E, Gethmann J, Grund C, Fereidouni S, et al. Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) in frozen duck carcasses, Germany, 2007. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009;15:272-9 pubmed
    ..Measures that will prevent such undetected introduction of HPAIV (H5N1) into the food chain are urgently required. ..
  18. Fereidouni S, Harder T, Gaidet N, Ziller M, Hoffmann B, Hammoumi S, et al. Saving resources: avian influenza surveillance using pooled swab samples and reduced reaction volumes in real-time RT-PCR. J Virol Methods. 2012;186:119-25 pubmed publisher
    ..A significant economic benefit without impeding detection efficacy can be achieved when sample pools of five samples are analyzed by RT-qPCR using a reduction of the reaction mix to the half of the original volume. ..