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      Molecular screening for bacteria and protozoa in great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) nesting in Slovakia, central Europe.

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          This study brings the data about the occurrence of bacterial and protozoan pathogens in 32 great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis), representing approximately 20% of the population nesting in the surroundings of water basin Liptovská Mara (northern part of Central Slovakia). A survey revealed the presence of tick-borne bacteria Anaplasma phagocytophilum (6.25%) and parasitic protozoa Toxoplasma gondii (3.1%). These data indicate an infectious status of the great cormorant population nesting in Slovakia; they might suggest a degree of environmental contamination by infectious agents and demonstrate the role of migratory seabirds in the circulation and dispersal of pathogens with zoonotic potential.

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          Journal
          Acta Parasitol.
          Acta parasitologica
          Walter de Gruyter GmbH
          1896-1851
          1230-2821
          Sep 01 2016
          : 61
          : 3
          Article
          /j/ap.2016.61.issue-3/ap-2016-0078/ap-2016-0078.xml
          10.1515/ap-2016-0078
          27447224

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