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1 April 2010 Blood Parasites of Frogs From an Equatorial African Montane Forest in Western Uganda
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In a survey of blood parasites in Ugandan frogs, 30 (17%) of 180 frogs were infected with at least 1 species of Hepatozoon or Trypanosoma, or with microfilariae. There were significant differences in the prevalence of parasitism among species, with parasitemia detected in only 3 of 9 species. The intensity of blood parasite infection ranged from 1 to 1,080 infected cells per 5,000 cells examined. Seasonal changes in the prevalence and intensity of parasitemia were not observed, nor was there any association between parasitemia and infection with the pandemic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.
Anne M. Readel and Tony L. Goldberg "Blood Parasites of Frogs From an Equatorial African Montane Forest in Western Uganda," Journal of Parasitology 96(2), (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2284.1
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