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
DOI 10.7589/0090-3558-6.4.441
Volume 6
Issue 4
Year Published 1970
Language English
Publisher Wildlife Disease Association
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 2 p.
First page 441
Last page 442
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N