Avian malaria in Europe : an emerging infectious disease ?

  title={Avian malaria in Europe : an emerging infectious disease ?},
  author={Silvie Huijben and Willem Schaftenaar and A. J. Th. M. Wijsman and Krijn P. Paaijmans and Willem Takken},
Emerging infectious diseases have had, and likely will have, a great impact on human and animal populations, and on biodiversity. Avian malaria is one such disease, which reached epidemic levels soon after its introduction in Hawaii and contributed to a massive decrease of avian biodiversity on the island group. Avian malaria is also a common infection amongst endemic and migratory birds in Europe, but appears to cause little harm among the native birds. However, frequent deaths of non… CONTINUE READING


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