Molecular Epidemiology of Avian Malaria in Wild Breeding Colonies of Humboldt and Magellanic Penguins in South America

@article{SallaberryPincheira2014MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular Epidemiology of Avian Malaria in Wild Breeding Colonies of Humboldt and Magellanic Penguins in South America},
  author={Nicole Sallaberry-Pincheira and Daniel Gonz{\'a}lez-acu{\~n}a and Yertiza Herrera-Tello and Gisele Pires de Mendonça Dantas and guIllERMo luNa-JoRquERa and Esteban Frere and Armando Vald{\'e}s-Vel{\'a}squez and Alejandro Simeone and Juliana A Vianna},
  journal={EcoHealth},
  year={2014},
  volume={12},
  pages={267-277}
}
Avian malaria is a disease caused by species of the genera Haemoproteus, Leucocytozoon, and Plasmodium. It affects hundreds of bird species, causing varied clinical signs depending on the susceptibility of the host species. Although high mortality has been reported in captive penguins, limited epidemiological studies have been conducted in wild colonies, and isolated records of avian malaria have been reported mostly from individuals referred to rehabilitation centers. For this epidemiological… CONTINUE READING