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Volume 23, Number 1—January 2017

Avian Pox in Native Captive Psittacines, Brazil, 2015

Felipe C.B. Esteves, Sandra Y. Marín, Maurício Resende, Aila S.G. Silva, Hannah L.G. Coelho, Mayara B. Barbosa, Natália S. D’Aparecida, José S. de Resende, Ana C.D. Torres, and Nelson R.S. MartinsComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Avipoxvirus detection by PCR according to clinical status and psittacine species, Brazil, 2015

Psittacine species Clinical status
PCR positive
PCR negative
Normal Cutaneous lesions Normal Cutaneous lesions
Amazona aestiva (blue-fronted parrot) 4
Amazona brasiliensis (red-tailed Amazon) 1 4 1
Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus (hyacinthine macaw) 2 4
Ara chloropterus (green-winged macaw) 2
Ara macao (scarlet macaw) 2 1
Ara ararauna (blue and yellow macaw) 14
Deroptyus accipitrinus (red-fan parrot) 1 9 2
Guaruba guarouba (golden conure) 9 15 1
Pionites leucogaster (white-bellied caique) 4 12
Pionus fuscus (dusky parrot)



Total 4 23 63 4
Ratio, no. birds/no. tested (%) 4/94 (4.2) 23/94 (24.4) 63/94 (67.0) 4/94 (4.2)

*Values are no. birds except as indicated. –, not found.

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