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1 July 2004 Salmonella Amager, Campylobacter jejuni, and Urease-positive Thermophilic Campylobacter Found in Free-flying Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Sweden
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Rare species with small population sizes are vulnerable to perturbations such as disease, inbreeding, or random events. The threat arising from microbial pathogens could be large and other species could act as reservoirs for pathogens. We report finding three enteric bacterial species, Salmonella Amager, Campylobacter jejuni, and urease-positive ther-mophilic Campylobacter, in nestling free-flying peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Sweden in 2000. Campylobacter jejuni isolates exhibited marked genetic similarities to an isolate from a human, providing a possible association between a human-associated strain of this bacterium and peregrine falcons.

Palmgren, Broman, Waldenström, Lindberg, Aspán, and Olsen: Salmonella Amager, Campylobacter jejuni, and Urease-positive Thermophilic Campylobacter Found in Free-flying Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Sweden
Helena Palmgren, Tina Broman, Jonas Waldenström, Peter Lindberg, Anna Aspán, and Björn Olsen "Salmonella Amager, Campylobacter jejuni, and Urease-positive Thermophilic Campylobacter Found in Free-flying Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Sweden," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 40(3), 583-587, (1 July 2004). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-40.3.583
Received: 22 May 2003; Published: 1 July 2004
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