Figure 1. MG isolates have been made from songbirds with clinical signs and gross lesions characterized by mild to severe unilateral or bilateral conjunctival and periorbital swelling with serous to mucopurulent drainage and nasal exudate. Typical gross lesions in a) a female house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) (photo courtesy of D. Earl Green, State of Maryland, Department of Agriculture, College Park, MD) and b) an American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) (photo by K. Joyner, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC).
The opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.