Ecology and conservation biology of avian malaria

@article{LaPointe2012EcologyAC,
  title={Ecology and conservation biology of avian malaria},
  author={Dennis A. LaPointe and Carter T. Atkinson and Michael D Samuel},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={1249}
}
Avian malaria is a worldwide mosquito‐borne disease caused by Plasmodium parasites. These parasites occur in many avian species but primarily affect passerine birds that have not evolved with the parasite. Host pathogenicity, fitness, and population impacts are poorly understood. In contrast to continental species, introduced avian malaria poses a substantial threat to naive birds on Hawaii, the Galapagos, and other archipelagoes. In Hawaii, transmission is maintained by susceptible native… 
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