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Emerging and reemerging diseases of avian wildlife

June 4, 2013

Of the many important avian wildlife diseases, aspergillosis, West Nile virus, avipoxvirus, Wellfleet Bay virus, avian influenza, and inclusion body disease of cranes are covered in this article. Wellfleet Bay virus, first identified in 2010, is considered an emerging disease. Avian influenza and West Nile virus have recently been in the public eye because of their zoonotic potential and links to wildlife. Several diseases labeled as reemerging are included because of recent outbreaks or, more importantly, recent research in areas such as genomics, which shed light on the mechanisms whereby these adaptable, persistent pathogens continue to spread and thrive.

Publication Year 2013
Title Emerging and reemerging diseases of avian wildlife
DOI 10.1016/j.cvex.2013.02.001
Authors Susan J. Pello, Glenn H. Olsen
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice
Index ID 70046255
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center