Avihepadnavirus, is the second genus of the Hepadnaviridae family, the first genus being the Orthohepadnaviruses. The Avihepadnaviruses consist of viruses which exclusively infect birds. The type species of this genus is the duck hepatitis B virus (DHBV). Other species within the genus include heron hepatitis B virus (HHBV), snow goose hepatitis B virus (SGHBV), Ross Goose hepatitis B virus (RGHBV) and stork hepatitis B virus (SHBV).

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Jilbert AR, Kotlarski I. Immune responses to duck hepatitis B virus infection. Dev Comp Immunol. 2000 Mar-Apr;24(2-3):285-302.

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