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Incidence of malaria in a wintering population of canvasbacks (Aythya valisineria) on Chesapeake Bay

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

Canvasback ducks wintering on Chesapeake Bay had a 6% incidence of Leucocytozoon sirnondi and 2% incidence of Haemoproteus. Sub-inoculation of whole blood into Pekin ducklings produced a Plasmodium infection rate of 31%. Females were more frequently infected (12/22) than males (15/68). The parasite was identified as P. circumflexum.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Incidence of malaria in a wintering population of canvasbacks (Aythya valisineria) on Chesapeake Bay
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
6
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
441-442
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
441
Last page:
442
Number of Pages:
2