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First report of Hepatozoon sp. in the Oregon spotted frog, Rana pretiosa.
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PMID:  20688705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From 2005 through 2008, we screened 650 Oregon spotted frogs (Rana pretiosa) from three populations in central Oregon, USA, for hemoparasites. A Hepatozoon sp., not previously reported in R. pretiosa, was found in one population of frogs, mostly as intracellular gamonts at a prevalence of 10.5% with parasitemias ranging from 0.02% to greater than 42% of erythrocytes within individual frogs. Intra-and extracellular merozoites were present, but rare. A potential vector, the mosquito Culex boharti, was common throughout the habitat of the population carrying Hepatozoon sp.
Patricia L Stenberg; William J Bowerman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1943-3700     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-06     Completed Date:  2010-11-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  956-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory, Box 3533, Sunriver, OR 97707, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Wild / parasitology
Coccidiosis / epidemiology,  veterinary*
Culex / parasitology*
Erythrocytes / parasitology
Eucoccidiida / isolation & purification*
Insect Vectors / parasitology
Oregon / epidemiology
Parasitemia / epidemiology,  veterinary*
Ranidae / parasitology*

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