Avian pox infection in an American green-winged teal (Anas crecca carolinensis) in Alaska

Morton, J.K.; Dieterich, R.A.

Journal of Wildlife Diseases 15(3): 451-453


ISSN/ISBN: 0090-3558
PMID: 228090
Accession: 004804952

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Poxvirus infection was diagnosed on the basis of gross and microscopic appearance plus the presence of typical inclusion bodies in a juvenile American green-winged teal in Alaska. This is the 1st known report of avian pox in migratory ducks and the 1st report of poxvirus infection in wild birds in Alaska.