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Parasitology Research

, Volume 103, Issue 5, pp 1237–1240 | Cite as

Intestinal protozoan parasites with zoonotic potential in birds

  • G. A. Marietto-GonçalvesEmail author
  • T. M. Fernandes
  • R. J. Silva
  • R. S. Lopes
  • R. L. Andreatti Filho
Short Communication

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of potentially zoonotic intestinal protozoan infections in exotic and wildlife Brazilian birds. Fecal samples from 207 birds of 45 species were examined. Infections by Balantidium sp., Entamoeba sp., and Blastocystis sp. were observed in 17 individuals (8.2%) of Gnorimopsar chopi, Oryzoborus angolensis, Sporophila caerulescens, Ramphastos toco, Aratinga leucophtalmus, and Pavo cristatus.

Keywords

Mixed Infection Wild Bird Entamoeba Histolytica Zoonotic Potential Intestinal Protozoan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Marietto-Gonçalves
    • 1
    Email author
  • T. M. Fernandes
    • 2
  • R. J. Silva
    • 3
  • R. S. Lopes
    • 1
  • R. L. Andreatti Filho
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Clínica Veterinária, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e ZootecniaUniversidade Estadual PaulistaBotucatuBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Medicina Preventiva e Saúde Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e ZootecniaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de BiociênciasUniversidade Estadual PaulistaBotucatuBrazil

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