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    Sarcocystis Species Lethal for Domestic Pigeons (2010)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Olias, Philipp
    Gruber, Achim D
    Kohls, Andrea
    Hafez, Hafez M
    Heydorn, Alfred Otto
    Mehlhorn, Heinz
    Lierz, Michael
    Quelle
    Emerging infectious diseases; 16(3) — S. 497–499
    ISSN: 1080-6040
    Sprache
    Englisch
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    DOI: 10.3201/eid1603.090860
    Pubmed: 20202429
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    A large number of Sarcocystis spp. infect birds as intermediate hosts, but pigeons are rarely affected. We identified a novel Sarcocystis sp. that causes lethal neurologic disease in domestic pigeons in Germany. Experimental infections indicated transmission by northern goshawks, and sequence analyses indicated transnational distribution. Worldwide spread is possible.