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Avian malaria alters the dynamics of blood feeding in Culex pipiens mosquitoes

March 20, 2019 - 15:43 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Stéphane Cornet, Antoine Nicot, Ana Rivero and Sylvain Gandon
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:82, 15 March 2019

The potential adaptive nature of this manipulation of mosquito behaviour is discussed in the light of previous studies on other malaria models.

NOT Open Access | Pathological and molecular characterization of avian malaria in captive Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) in South America

February 6, 2019 - 15:39 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Paula Augusto Taunde, Matheus Viezzer Bianchi, Lívia Perles, Fernando Soares da Silva, Tainã Normanton Guim, Renan Alves Stadler, Marcos Rogério André, David Driemeier & Saulo Petinatti Pavarini
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Parasitology Research February 2019, Volume 118, Issue 2, pp 599–606

Avian malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that affects multiple avian species and is caused by protozoans of the genus Plasmodium.

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Avian malaria co-infections confound infectivity and vector competence assays of Plasmodium homopolare

July 26, 2018 - 16:14 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jenny S. Carlson, Brittany Nelms, Christopher M. Barker, William K. Reisen, Ravinder N. M. Sehgal & Anthony J. Cornel
Reference: 
Parasitology Research August 2018, Volume 117, Issue 8, pp 2385–2394

Currently, there are very few studies of avian malaria that investigate relationships among the host-vector-parasite triad concomitantly.

Carrion crows (Corvus corone) of southwest Germany: important hosts for haemosporidian parasites

September 14, 2017 - 15:05 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Sandrine Schmid, Katrin Fachet, Anke Dinkel, Ute Mackenstedt and Friederike Woog
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2017 16:369, 12 September 2017

This study provides the first insight into the diversity of haemosporidian parasites of corvids in Germany.

Is Avian Malaria Playing a Role in Native Bird Declines in New Zealand? Testing Hypotheses along an Elevational Gradient

December 21, 2016 - 16:44 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Chris N. Niebuhr, Robert Poulin, Daniel M. Tompkins
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 11(11): e0165918

The mosquito-borne disease avian malaria (Plasmodium spp.) has impacted both captive populations and wild individuals of native New Zealand bird species.

Culex pipiens forms and urbanization: effects on blood feeding sources and transmission of avian Plasmodium

December 14, 2016 - 17:26 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Martina Ferraguti, Santiago Ruiz, David Roiz, Ramón C. Soriguer and Jordi Figuerola
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016 15:589, 8 December 2016

This study supports a differential distribution of Cx. p. pipiens form pipiens between urban and natural areas.

NOT Open Access | Improving detection of avian malaria from host blood: a step towards a standardised protocol for diagnostics

October 6, 2016 - 17:28 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Chris N. Niebuhr & Isabel Blasco-Costa
Reference: 
Parasitology Research October 2016, Volume 115, Issue 10, pp 3905–3911

Avian malaria, caused by Plasmodium spp., has been linked to the mortality and population-level declines in native birds in some regions.

Temporal changes in mosquito abundance ( Culex pipiens ), avian malaria prevalence and lineage composition

October 31, 2013 - 17:10 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lalubin F, Delédevant A, Glaizot O, Christe P
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6 :307 (25 October 2013)
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Our results suggest that the time window of analysis is critical in evaluating changes in the community of avian malaria lineages infecting mosquitoes.

Avian malaria prevalence and mosquito abundance in the Western Cape, South Africa

October 31, 2013 - 06:56 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Okanga S, Cumming GS, Hockey PA
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :370 (25 October 2013)
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Overall, salinity, rainfall, and mosquito prevalence and season were the most influential vector-related factors on infection prevalence.

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