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Pneumocystosis in wild small mammals from California

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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DOI:10.7589/0090-3558-37.2.408

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Abstract

Cyst forms of the opportunistic fungal parasite Pneumocystis carinii were found in the lungs of 34% of the desert shrew, Notiosorex crawfordi (n = 59), 13% of the ornate shrew, Sorex ornatus (n = 55), 6% of the dusky-footed wood rat, Neotoma fuscipes (n = 16), 2.5% of the California meadow vole,Microtus californicus (n = 40), and 50% of the California pocket mouse, Chaetodipus californicus (n= 2) caught from southern California between February 1998 and February 2000. Cysts were not found in any of the harvest mouse, Reithrodontomys megalotis (n = 21), California mouse,Peromyscus californicus (n = 20), brush mouse, Peromyscus boylii (n = 7) or deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus (n = 4) examined. All infections were mild; extrapulmonary infections were not observed. Other lung parasites detected were Hepatozoon sp./spp. from M. californicus andNotiosorex crawfordi, Chrysosporium sp. (Emmonsia) from M. californicus, and a nematode from S. ornatus.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Pneumocystosis in wild small mammals from California
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
DOI:
10.7589/0090-3558-37.2.408
Volume:
37
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wildlife Disease Association
Contributing office(s):
Western Ecological Research Center
Description:
5 p.
First page:
408
Last page:
412