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1 July 1990 Prevalence of Hematozoans in Lions (Panthera leo) and Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
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Lions (Panthera leo) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) from the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania were examined for the presence of blood protozoans. Twenty-eight percent of the lions were infected with Trypanosoma sp. and the prevalence of trypanosome infection varied significantly between adjacent habitats. All of the animals were infected with Hepatozoon sp. and a Theileria sp.-like piroplasm that was morphologically indistinguishable from Theileria felis.

Gary A. Averbeck, Kathe E. Bjork, Craig Packer, and Larry Herbst "Prevalence of Hematozoans in Lions (Panthera leo) and Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 26(3), 392-394, (1 July 1990). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-26.3.392
Received: 15 May 1989; Published: 1 July 1990
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