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Evidence for haemosporidian parasite infections in Spectacled Eiders (Somateria fischeri) sampled in Alaska during the breeding season

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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ORCID iD , ORCID iD , ORCID iD , ORCID iD , and ORCID iD
https://doi.org/10.7589/2018-01-012

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Abstract

We assessed hematozoa infection in Spectacled Eiders (Somateria fischeri) at two areas in Alaska. No Haemoproteus or Plasmodium species were detected. Leucocytozoon prevalence was 6.5% for adults across sites and 41.9% for juveniles sampled in the Arctic, providing evidence for local transmission. All Leucocytozoon haplotypes were previously detected in waterfowl.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Evidence for haemosporidian parasite infections in Spectacled Eiders (Somateria fischeri) sampled in Alaska during the breeding season
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
DOI:
10.7589/2018-01-012
Edition:
Online First
Year Published:
2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wildlife Disease Association
Contributing office(s):
Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska