Outbreaks of Disease Possibly Due to a Natural Avian Herpesvirus Infection in a Colony of Young Magnificent Frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens)in French Guiana

@inproceedings{deThoisy2009OutbreaksOD,
  title={Outbreaks of Disease Possibly Due to a Natural Avian Herpesvirus Infection in a Colony of Young Magnificent Frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens)in French Guiana},
  author={Beno{\^i}t de Thoisy and Anne Lavergne and Julien S{\'e}melin and J F Pouliquen and Fabian Blanchard and Eric C. Hansen and Vincent Lacoste},
  booktitle={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2009}
}
The Ile du Grand Connétable nature reserve is a rocky island off the Northern Atlantic coast of South America that hosts a unique population of Magnificent Frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens, Pelecaniformes). A high chick mortality, associated with nodular proliferative lesions, involving featherless areas, such as legs, neck, eyelids, and beak, was recorded during a consecutive 2 yr and affected almost half of the generation. Investigations were, therefore, conducted to determine the cause of… 
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