Salmonella Amager, Campylobacter jejuni, and urease-positive thermophilic Campylobacter found in free-flying peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Sweden
2004 (English)In: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, ISSN 0090-3558, E-ISSN 1943-3700, Vol. 40, no 3, 583-587 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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 thermophilic 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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wildlife Disease Association , 2004. Vol. 40, no 3, 583-587 p.
Animals, Bird Diseases/*epidemiology/microbiology, Campylobacter/*isolation & purification, Campylobacter Infections/epidemiology/veterinary, Campylobacter jejuni/isolation & purification, Disease Reservoirs/*veterinary, Feces/microbiology, Raptors/*microbiology, Salmonella/*isolation & purification, Salmonella Infections; Animal/epidemiology, Sweden/epidemiology
Infectious Medicine Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-7345DOI: 10.7589/0090-3558-40.3.583PubMedID: 15465731OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-7345DiVA: diva2:147016