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J Wildl Dis. 2011 Jul;47(3):750-4.

Prevalence of Campylobacter in wild birds of the mid-Atlantic region, USA.

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Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, 250 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716-2160, USA. judithk@udel.edu

Abstract

We evaluated the occurrence of three Campylobacter species--C. jejuni, C. coli, and C. lari--from 333 wild bird fecal samples collected at Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research in Newark, Delaware, in 2008. Using multiplex polymerase chain reaction, we detected C. jejuni from six avian families with an overall prevalence rate of 7.2%. We did not detect any other Campylobacter species. Campylobacter jejuni prevalence ranged widely between different avian families with crows (Corvidae) and gulls (Laridae) having the highest prevalence rates (23% and 25%, respectively).

PMID:
21719846
DOI:
10.7589/0090-3558-47.3.750
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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