Leucocytozoon spp. infection in Accipitriformes birds in Iran

Leucocytozoon spp. infection in Accipitriformes birds in Iran Leucocytozoon spp. (Haemosporida, Leucocytozoidae) are vector-borne parasites of various birds. Leucocytozoon can infect different reticuloendothelial tissues and blood cells of birds. In this study peripheral blood samples were collected from Accipitriformes birds [three marsh harriers (Circus aeruginosus) and one tawny eagle (Aquila rapax)] in one birds’ garden in Iran. Blood films were observed for identification of hemoparasites. All samples were infected by different Leucocytozoon species. All of the observed species were first reported in Iran in Accipitriformes birds which one of them was described as a new species. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Parasitic Diseases Springer Journals

Leucocytozoon spp. infection in Accipitriformes birds in Iran

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Publisher
Springer India
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Indian Society for Parasitology
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Infectious Diseases; Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0971-7196
eISSN
0975-0703
D.O.I.
10.1007/s12639-016-0870-6
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Abstract

Leucocytozoon spp. (Haemosporida, Leucocytozoidae) are vector-borne parasites of various birds. Leucocytozoon can infect different reticuloendothelial tissues and blood cells of birds. In this study peripheral blood samples were collected from Accipitriformes birds [three marsh harriers (Circus aeruginosus) and one tawny eagle (Aquila rapax)] in one birds’ garden in Iran. Blood films were observed for identification of hemoparasites. All samples were infected by different Leucocytozoon species. All of the observed species were first reported in Iran in Accipitriformes birds which one of them was described as a new species.

Journal

Journal of Parasitic DiseasesSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 24, 2016

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