Blood parasites of shrews from Pennsylvania

J. Laakkonen, V. Haukisalmi, Joseph Merritt

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Abstract

We examined 30 Sorex cinereus, 5 Sorex fumeus, and 21 Blarina brevicauda collected from Pennsylvania in 1995 for blood parasites. Trypomastigotes of Trypanosoma sp. were visible in 13% of the S. cinereus. Ten percent of S. cinereus, 20% of S. fumeus, and 14% of B. brevicauda were infected with Bartonella sp. (or spp.). In S. cinereus, we detected no concurrent Trypanosoma and Bartonella infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1300-1303
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume84
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology

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