Toxoplasmosis in three species of native and introduced Hawaiian birds

Journal of Parasitology
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Abstract

Toxoplasma gondii was found in endemic Hawaiian birds, including 2 nene geese (Nesochen sandvicensis), 1 red-footed booby (Sula sula), and an introduced bird, the Erckels francolin (Francolinus erckelii). All 4 birds died of disseminated toxoplasmosis; the parasite was found in sections of many organs, and the diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemical staining with anti–T. gondii–specific polyclonal antibodies. This is the first report of toxoplasmosis in these species of birds.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Toxoplasmosis in three species of native and introduced Hawaiian birds
Series title Journal of Parasitology
DOI 10.1645/0022-3395(2002)088[1040:TITSON]2.0.CO;2
Volume 88
Issue 5
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher American Society of Parasitologists
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 3 p.
First page 1040
Last page 1042
Country United States
State Hawai'i
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N