The first known avian cholera outbreak among wild birds in Alaska occurred during November 2013. Liver, intestinal, and splenic necrosis consistent with avian cholera was noted, and Pasteurella multocida serotype 1 was isolated from liver and lung or spleen in Crested Auklets (Aethia cristatella), Thick-billed Murres (Uria lomvia), Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis), and Glaucous-winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens).
|Title||Avian cholera causes marine bird mortality in the Bering Sea of Alaska|
|Authors||Barbara L. Bodenstein, Kimberlee B. Beckmen, Gay Sheffield, Kathy Kuletz, Caroline R. Van Hemert, Brenda M. Berlowski-Zier, Valerie I. Shearn-Bochsler|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Journal of Wildlife Diseases|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||National Wildlife Health Center|