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1 July 2011 Prevalence of Campylobacter in Wild Birds of the Mid-Atlantic Region, USA
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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. Cam-pylobacter jejuni prevalence ranged widely between different avian families with crows (Corvidae) and gulls (Laridae) having the highest prevalence rates (23% and 25%, respectively).

Judith I. Keller, W. Gregory Shriver, Jonas Waldenström, Petra Griekspoor, and Björn Olsen "Prevalence of Campylobacter in Wild Birds of the Mid-Atlantic Region, USA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47(3), (1 July 2011). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-47.3.750
Received: 15 September 2010; Accepted: 1 March 2011; Published: 1 July 2011
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