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1 October 2016 Dermatophilus congolensis Infection in Platypus ( Ornithorhynchus anatinus), Tasmania, Australia, 2015
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We report disease due to Dermatophilus congolensis infection in three of 13 (23%) platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) from a catchment in Tasmania, Australia. This pathogen has not previously been reported in platypuses. Two of the three infected platypuses had extensive scab formations, but no substantial hair loss was apparent.

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Tamika Lunn, James Macgregor, Sarah Munks, and Scott Carver " Dermatophilus congolensis Infection in Platypus ( Ornithorhynchus anatinus), Tasmania, Australia, 2015," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(4), 965-967, (1 October 2016). https://doi.org/10.7589/2016-02-030R
Received: 3 February 2016; Accepted: 1 April 2016; Published: 1 October 2016
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