Blood parasites of shrews from Pennsylvania

J Parasitol. 1998 Dec;84(6):1300-3.

Abstract

We examined 30 Sorex cinereus, 5 Sorex fumeus, and 21 Blarina brevicauda collected from Pennsylvania in 1995 for blood parasites. Trypomastigotes of Trypanosoma sp. were visible in 13% of the S. cinereus. Ten percent of S. cinereus, 20% of S. fumeus, and 14% of B. brevicauda were infected with Bartonella sp. (or spp.). In S. cinereus, we detected no concurrent Trypanosoma and Bartonella infections.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bartonella / isolation & purification
  • Bartonella Infections / epidemiology
  • Bartonella Infections / microbiology
  • Bartonella Infections / veterinary*
  • Female
  • Male
  • Parasitemia / epidemiology
  • Parasitemia / parasitology
  • Parasitemia / veterinary*
  • Pennsylvania / epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Shrews / microbiology
  • Shrews / parasitology*
  • Trypanosoma / isolation & purification
  • Trypanosomiasis / epidemiology
  • Trypanosomiasis / parasitology
  • Trypanosomiasis / veterinary*