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Parasitol Res. 2008 Oct;103(5):1237-40. doi: 10.1007/s00436-008-1125-y. Epub 2008 Jul 29.

Intestinal protozoan parasites with zoonotic potential in birds.

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Departamento de Clínica Veterinária, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, Estado de São Paulo, Brazil, Caixa Postal 560, CEP 18618-000, Brazil. gmarietto_ornito@fmvz.unesp.br

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of potentially zoonotic intestinal protozoan infections in exotic and wildlife Brazilian birds. Fecal samples from 207 birds of 45 species were examined. Infections by Balantidium sp., Entamoeba sp., and Blastocystis sp. were observed in 17 individuals (8.2%) of Gnorimopsar chopi, Oryzoborus angolensis, Sporophila caerulescens, Ramphastos toco, Aratinga leucophtalmus, and Pavo cristatus.

PMID:
18663476
DOI:
10.1007/s00436-008-1125-y
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