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Escherichia albertii in wild and domestic birds

Oaks, J Lindsay; Besser, Thomas E; Walk, Seth T; Gordon, David; Beckmen, Kimberlee B; Burek, Kathy A; Haldorson, Gary J; Bradway, Dan S; Ouellette, Lindsey; Rurangirwa, Fred R; Davis, Margaret A; Dobbin, Greg; Whittam, Thomas S


Escherichia albertii has been associated with diarrhea in humans but not with disease or infection in animals. However, in December 2004, E. albertii was found, by biochemical and genetic methods, to be the probable cause of death for redpoll finches (Carduelis flammea) in Alaska. Subsequent investigation found this organism in dead and subclinically infected birds of other species from North America and Australia. Isolates from dead finches in Scotland, previously identified as Escherichia...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.3201/eid1604.090695


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