Michael J Yabsley

Summary

Affiliation: University of Georgia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Influenza-A viruses in ducks in northwestern Minnesota: fine scale spatial and temporal variation in prevalence and subtype diversity
    Benjamin R Wilcox
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e24010. 2011
  2. pmc Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia canis, Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii in dogs in North America
    Melissa J Beall
    IDEXX Laboratories, Inc, Westbrook, ME, USA
    Parasit Vectors 5:29. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Novel relapsing fever Borrelia detected in African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) admitted to two rehabilitation centers in South Africa
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Parasitol Res 110:1125-30. 2012
  4. pmc Enhanced spatial models for predicting the geographic distributions of tick-borne pathogens
    Michael C Wimberly
    Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 7:15. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Natural and experimental infection of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from the United States with an Ehrlichia sp. closely related to Ehrlichia ruminantium
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Wildl Dis 44:381-7. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Experimental and field studies on the suitability of raccoons (Procyon lotor) as hosts for tick-borne pathogens
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 8:491-503. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Ehrlichia canis, Anaplasma platys, Babesia canis vogeli, Hepatozoon canis, Bartonella vinsonii berkhoffii, and Rickettsia spp. in dogs from Grenada
    Michael J Yabsley
    D B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, United States
    Vet Parasitol 151:279-85. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis neurona, and Encephalitozoon cuniculi in three species of lemurs from St. Catherines Island, GA, USA
    Michael J Yabsley
    D B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Vet Parasitol 144:28-32. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Raccoons (Procyon lotor), but not rodents, are natural and experimental hosts for an ehrlichial organism related to "Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis"
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, United States
    Vet Microbiol 131:301-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Characterization of Sarcocystis from four species of hawks from Georgia, USA
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 95:256-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications86

  1. pmc Influenza-A viruses in ducks in northwestern Minnesota: fine scale spatial and temporal variation in prevalence and subtype diversity
    Benjamin R Wilcox
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e24010. 2011
    ..Juvenile mallards also were adequate in describing the temporal and spatial prevalence of AIV as well as subtype diversity...
  2. pmc Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia canis, Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii in dogs in North America
    Melissa J Beall
    IDEXX Laboratories, Inc, Westbrook, ME, USA
    Parasit Vectors 5:29. 2012
    ..in the south and central regions of the United States where vector-borne disease prevalence has been previously difficult to ascertain, particularly beyond the metropolitan areas...
  3. doi request reprint Novel relapsing fever Borrelia detected in African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) admitted to two rehabilitation centers in South Africa
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Parasitol Res 110:1125-30. 2012
    ..This represents the fourth report of a relapsing fever Borrelia sp. in an avian species and highlights the need for additional studies of potentially pathogenic organisms infecting the African penguin in South Africa...
  4. pmc Enhanced spatial models for predicting the geographic distributions of tick-borne pathogens
    Michael C Wimberly
    Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 7:15. 2008
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Natural and experimental infection of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from the United States with an Ehrlichia sp. closely related to Ehrlichia ruminantium
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Wildl Dis 44:381-7. 2008
    ..to two naïve fawns. These findings indicate that white-tailed deer are naturally and experimentally susceptible to infection with an Ehrlichia sp. closely related to E. ruminantium and are able to serve as a source of infection to LSTs...
  6. ncbi request reprint Experimental and field studies on the suitability of raccoons (Procyon lotor) as hosts for tick-borne pathogens
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 8:491-503. 2008
    ..ewingii, or B. lonestari. However, raccoons are experimentally susceptible and naturally exposed to E. chaffeensis, and these data support the previous finding that raccoons may be involved in the natural history of A. phagocytophilum...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Ehrlichia canis, Anaplasma platys, Babesia canis vogeli, Hepatozoon canis, Bartonella vinsonii berkhoffii, and Rickettsia spp. in dogs from Grenada
    Michael J Yabsley
    D B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, United States
    Vet Parasitol 151:279-85. 2008
    ..One pathogen, E. canis, is also of potential public health significance...
  8. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis neurona, and Encephalitozoon cuniculi in three species of lemurs from St. Catherines Island, GA, USA
    Michael J Yabsley
    D B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Vet Parasitol 144:28-32. 2007
    ..gondii, S. neurona, and E. cuniculi. This is the first detection of antibodies to T. gondii in ring-tailed lemurs and antibodies to S. neurona and E. cuniculi in any species of prosimian...
  9. ncbi request reprint Raccoons (Procyon lotor), but not rodents, are natural and experimental hosts for an ehrlichial organism related to "Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis"
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, United States
    Vet Microbiol 131:301-8. 2008
    ..Based on the molecular and natural history uniqueness of this organism from raccoons, we propose that this represents a novel species in the "Candidatus Neoehrlichia" group of ehrlichial organisms...
  10. doi request reprint Characterization of Sarcocystis from four species of hawks from Georgia, USA
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 95:256-9. 2009
    ..In addition to assisting with determining species richness of Sarcocystis in raptors, molecular analysis should be useful in the identification of potential intermediate hosts...
  11. doi request reprint Experimental primary and secondary infections of domestic dogs with Ehrlichia ewingii
    Michael J Yabsley
    D B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Vet Microbiol 150:315-21. 2011
    ..This study provides data on the infection dynamics of E. ewingii in dogs during primary and challenge infections and suggests that prior exposure may lessen clinical disease during subsequent infections...
  12. pmc Evaluation of the Chagas Stat-Pak assay for detection of Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies in wildlife reservoirs
    Michael J Yabsley
    Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 95:775-7. 2009
    ..Because this assay did not work on either species of marsupial, the applicability of the assay should be examined before it is used in other wild species...
  13. ncbi request reprint Characterization of 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia lotoris' (family Anaplasmataceae) from raccoons (Procyon lotor)
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:2794-8. 2008
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Description of novel Babesia species and associated lesions from common murres (Uria aalge) from California
    Michael J Yabsley
    D B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 95:1183-8. 2009
    ..Phylogenetic analysis of near-full length 18S rRNA, ITS-1, 5.8S rRNA, and ITS-2 sequences indicated that the Babesia sp. from the common murre is closely related to Babesia poelea, a parasite of brown boobies (Sula leucogaster)...
  15. doi request reprint Ticks and tick-borne pathogens and putative symbionts of black bears (Ursus americanus floridanus) from Georgia and Florida
    Michael J Yabsley
    D B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 95:1125-8. 2009
    ..Is-1 in I. scapularis, and Rickettsia TR39-like sp. in I. scapularis and A. americanum. All ticks were PCR-negative for Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Panola Mountain Ehrlichia sp., E. ewingii, Francisella tularensis, and Borrelia spp...
  16. doi request reprint New species of Isospora from the blue-crowned motmot (Momotus momota) from Costa Rica
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 95:1189-91. 2009
    ..This is the first report of coccidia from a motmot (Momotidae) and only the third Ispospora species described from the Coraciiformes...
  17. doi request reprint Natural history of Ehrlichia chaffeensis: vertebrate hosts and tick vectors from the United States and evidence for endemic transmission in other countries
    Michael J Yabsley
    Department of Population Health, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Vet Parasitol 167:136-48. 2010
    ..chaffeensis infections will likely continue to expand. Recent data have indicated that E. chaffeensis, or a closely related organism, has been found in many species of ticks and vertebrate hosts in numerous countries...
  18. ncbi request reprint Molecular detection and characterization of Cytauxzoon felis and a Babesia species in cougars from Florida
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Wildl Dis 42:366-74. 2006
    ..and that some individuals are infected with both organisms. The infectivity and pathogenicity of this Babesia sp. for domestic cats is unknown. This represents the first report of a feline Babesia sp. in North America...
  19. ncbi request reprint Description and phylogeny of a new species of Eimeria from double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) near Fort Gaines, Georgia
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 92:385-8. 2006
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Evidence of tick-borne organisms in mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) from the western United States
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 5:351-62. 2005
    ..Together, these data suggest that MD in northern Arizona and eastern California are exposed to several pathogens of human and veterinary importance...
  21. ncbi request reprint Detection of Babesia and Anaplasma species in rabbits from Texas and Georgia, USA
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study and Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 6:7-13. 2006
    ..phagocytophilum are potential zoonotic pathogens, it is important to be aware that these organisms are enzootic in parts of the southern United States...
  22. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of Babesia poelea from brown boobies (Sula leucogaster) from Johnston Atoll, central Pacific
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 92:423-5. 2006
    ..The intron of the beta-tubulin gene was 45 bp. This is the first molecular characterization of an avian piroplasm...
  23. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) as natural sentinels for Anaplasma phagocytophilum
    Vivien G Dugan
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 4393, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 6:192-207. 2006
    ..The presence of I. scapularis was significantly associated with A. phagocytophilum antibodies in WTD. Collectively, the results of this study demonstrate that WTD would be suitable natural sentinels for this emerging zoonotic pathogen...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a prototype Ehrlichia chaffeensis surveillance system using white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) as natural sentinels
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 3:195-207. 2003
    ..These data clearly demonstrate that WTD are useful as natural sentinels for this emerging human pathogen, and establish a prototypical framework for a WTD surveillance system...
  25. ncbi request reprint Primary and secondary infection with Ehrlichia chaffeensis in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
    Andrea S Varela
    Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 5:48-57. 2005
    ..chaffeensis does not protect against subsequent exposure and confirms that deer can be simultaneously coinfected with at least two different strains of E. chaffeensis...
  26. ncbi request reprint West Nile virus antibodies in avian species of Georgia, USA: 2000-2004
    Samantha E J Gibbs
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 6:57-72. 2006
    ..Due to the large geographic area covered by this species, their utility as a WNV sentinel species may include most of the eastern United States...
  27. pmc Anaplasma odocoilei sp. nov. (family Anaplasmataceae) from white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
    Cynthia M Tate
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 4:110-9. 2013
    ..Based on its biologic, antigenic, and genetic characteristics, this organism is considered a novel species of Anaplasma, and the name Anaplasma odocoilei sp. nov. is proposed with UMUM76(T) (=CSUR-A1) as the type strain...
  28. ncbi request reprint Molecular and serologic evidence of tick-borne Ehrlichiae in three species of lemurs from St. Catherines Island, Georgia, USA
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 35:503-9. 2004
    ..These lemurs from St. Catherines Island have been exposed to or infected with tick-borne ehrlichiae, or both, but showed no clinical disease...
  29. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of the Trichomonas gallinae morphologic complex in the United States
    Richard W Gerhold
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
    J Parasitol 94:1335-41. 2008
    ..gallinae isolates were found in all sampled states. Both T. vaginalis-like and T. gallinae isolates were involved in trichomoniasis outbreaks in California and Arizona...
  30. ncbi request reprint West Nile virus antibody prevalence in American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and fish crows (Corvus ossifragus) in Georgia, USA
    Benjamin R Wilcox
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Wildlife Health Building, 589 D W Brooks Drive, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Avian Dis 51:125-8. 2007
    ..A polymerase chain reaction technique paired with restriction enzyme digestion easily distinguished American Crows from Fish Crows on the basis of a mitochondrial DNA fragment...
  31. pmc Distribution of antibodies reactive to Borrelia lonestari and Borrelia burgdorferi in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) populations in the eastern United States
    Jessica H Murdock
    Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:729-36. 2009
    ..Our data demonstrate that WTD are exposed to both Borrelia species, but antibody prevalence for exposure to the two species differs regionally and distributions correlate with the presence of Ixodes scapularis and A. americanum ticks...
  32. doi request reprint Do shade-grown coffee plantations pose a disease risk for wild birds?
    Sonia M Hernandez
    Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Ecohealth 10:145-58. 2013
    ..and the diversity and identity of endoparasites...
  33. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the geographic distribution of West Nile virus in Georgia, USA: 2002-2004
    Samantha E J Gibbs
    The Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 6:73-82. 2006
    ..This information may be used in addressing regional public health needs and mosquito control programs...
  34. ncbi request reprint Laboratory findings in acute Cytauxzoon felis infection in cougars (Puma concolor couguar) in Florida
    John W Harvey
    Department of Physiological Sciences, Box 100144, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 38:285-91. 2007
    ..felis, but not with the Babesia sp. In this report, we demonstrate that mild hemolytic anemia, and probably liver injury, occurs concomitant with the initial discovery of C. felis piroplasms in stained blood films...
  35. ncbi request reprint A novel Isospora species (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from warblers (Passeriformes: Parulidae) of Costa Rica
    Shamus P Keeler
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, and Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602
    J Parasitol 100:302-4. 2014
    ..This is the second description of an Isospora species in New World warblers (Passeriformes: Parulidae) and the first report of Isospora from both the rufous-capped warbler and ovenbird...
  36. pmc Evaluation of a commercial blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to detect avian influenza virus antibodies in multiple experimentally infected avian species
    Justin D Brown
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 16:824-9. 2009
    ..Additional studies are warranted to further evaluate the utility of the bELISA for use with naturally infected birds...
  37. pmc Genetically different isolates of Trypanosoma cruzi elicit different infection dynamics in raccoons (Procyon lotor) and Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana)
    Dawn M Roellig
    Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30606, USA
    Int J Parasitol 39:1603-10. 2009
    ..In addition, raccoons seroconverted sooner (3-7days post inoculation) than opossums (10days post inoculation). These data suggest that infection dynamics of various T. cruzi strains can differ considerably in different wildlife hosts...
  38. ncbi request reprint Experimental infection of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) with Ehrlichia chaffeensis by different inoculation routes
    Andrea S Varela
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Wildl Dis 39:881-6. 2003
    ..chaffeensis infection by PCR assay of blood or culture isolation. These results demonstrate infection of (deer by intradermal and subcutaneous routes for the first time...
  39. pmc Genetic variation and exchange in Trypanosoma cruzi isolates from the United States
    Dawn M Roellig
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e56198. 2013
    ..The presence of SNPs and evidence of genetic exchange illustrates that strains from the US are genetically diverse, even though only two phylogenetic lineages have been identified in this region...
  40. doi request reprint Isospora troglodytes n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), a new coccidian species from wrens of Costa Rica
    Shamus P Keeler
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Parasitol Res 110:1723-5. 2012
    ..This is the first description of an Isospora species from the family Troglodytidae and the first report of Isospora from the rufous-and-white wren and plain wren...
  41. doi request reprint A new Isospora species of passerines in the family Turdidae from Costa Rica
    Shamus P Keeler
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 98:167-9. 2012
    ..The sporocysts fill the entire oocysts with little to no open space observed. This is the first report of Isospora species from any of the sampled host species and also the first report from any species of thrush in Costa Rica...
  42. pmc Ehrlichia ewingii infection in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, 30602, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:668-71. 2002
    ..ewingii, along with risk for human infection, to include areas of Kentucky, Georgia, and South Carolina. These data suggest that white-tailed deer may be an important reservoir for E. ewingii...
  43. doi request reprint Variation in the ITS-1 and ITS-2 rRNA genomic regions of Cytauxzoon felis from bobcats and pumas in the eastern United States and comparison with sequences from domestic cats
    Barbara C Shock
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, 589 D W Brooks Drive, Wildlife Health Building, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Vet Parasitol 190:29-35. 2012
    ..These data indicate that, based on ITS-1 and ITS-2 sequences, numerous C. felis strains may circulate in wild felids...
  44. pmc Experimental infection of two South American reservoirs with four distinct strains of Trypanosoma cruzi
    Dawn M Roellig
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Parasitology 137:959-66. 2010
    ..These results indicate that both South American reservoirs support infections with these isolates from North and South America; however, infection dynamics differed with host and parasite strain...
  45. pmc Detection of Borrelia lonestari, putative agent of southern tick-associated rash illness, in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from the southeastern United States
    Victor A Moore
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine The D B Warnell School of Forest Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602
    J Clin Microbiol 41:424-7. 2003
    ..lonestari or another closely related Borrelia species. Our findings expand the known geographic range of B. lonestari and provide the first evidence of this organism in a vertebrate other than humans...
  46. pmc Molecular variation in the variable-length PCR target and 120-kilodalton antigen genes of Ehrlichia chaffeensis from white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:5202-6. 2003
    ..This is the most extensive study of E. chaffeensis VLPT and 120-kDa antigen gene genetic variation to date and is the first to examine genetic variation in E. chaffeensis from a nonhuman vertebrate host...
  47. ncbi request reprint Theileriosis in a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawn
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Wildl Dis 41:806-9. 2005
    ..cervi parasitemias have been commonly reported in healthy white-tailed deer, the severe parasitemia in this fawn may have contributed to overt clinical disease, perhaps as part of a combined malnutrition and parasitemia syndrome...
  48. ncbi request reprint First report of Angiostrongylus vasorum and Hepatozoon from a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) from West Virginia, USA
    Whitney M Kistler
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA Electronic address
    Vet Parasitol 200:216-20. 2014
    ..vasorum infection in the US and from outside of Newfoundland Canada, the only place in North America where the parasite is known to be endemic. Additionally, this is the first report of a H. canis infection in a red fox from the US. ..
  49. ncbi request reprint Spatial analysis of the distribution of Ehrlichia chaffeensis, causative agent of human monocytotropic ehrlichiosis, across a multi-state region
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, D B Warnell School of Forest Resources, and Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:840-50. 2005
    ..The integration of a deer surveillance system with geospatial analyses was useful in developing HME risk maps that will be useful for identifying high-risk areas for public health interventions such as prevention and control efforts...
  50. doi request reprint Evaluation of a restriction fragment length enzyme assay for differentiation of Haemoproteus and Plasmodium across a standard region of the mitochondrial genome
    Whitney M Kistler
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602
    J Parasitol 99:1133-6. 2013
    ....
  51. pmc Parasites and vector-borne pathogens of southern plains woodrats (Neotoma micropus) from southern Texas
    Roxanne A Charles
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 589 DW Brooks Drive, Wildlife Health Building, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Parasitol Res 110:1855-62. 2012
    ..0004), respectively. Lesions or clinical signs were associated with Cuterebra and B. neotomofelis. Collectively, these data indicate that woodrats from southern Texas harbor several parasites of veterinary and/or medical importance...
  52. pmc Oral transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi with opposing evidence for the theory of carnivory
    Dawn M Roellig
    Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 95:360-4. 2009
    ..We conclude from these findings that oral transmission of T. cruzi may be a route of infection for wildlife in sylvatic cycles, but the scavenging behavior of animals is not likely a significant transmission route...
  53. pmc Molecular typing of Trypanosoma cruzi isolates, United States
    Dawn M Roellig
    University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1123-5. 2008
    ..We used a classic typing scheme to determine the lineage of 107 isolates from various hosts...
  54. pmc Seroprevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi among eleven potential reservoir species from six states across the southern United States
    Emily L Brown
    Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:757-63. 2010
    ..Our results indicate that T. cruzi prevalence varies by host species, host characteristics, and geographic region and provides data to guide future studies on the natural history of T. cruzi in the United States...
  55. ncbi request reprint Hemolytic activity of Trichomonas gallinae isolates does not correspond with clinical virulence
    Richard W Gerhold
    College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Vet Parasitol 160:221-4. 2009
    ..gallinae isolates ranged from 3.5% to 53.4% and did not correspond with clinical virulence. The results of this investigation suggest hemolytic activity is not a useful in vitro virulence assay for T. gallinae...
  56. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and diversity of Babesia, Hepatozoon, Ehrlichia, and Bartonella in wild and domestic carnivores from Zambia, Africa
    Brianna M Williams
    Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, 180 E Green Street, Athens, GA, 30602, USA
    Parasitol Res 113:911-8. 2014
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Intestinal parasites of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) from eight populations in Georgia
    Jessica L McGuire
    Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602, USA
    Parasitol Res 112:4205-10. 2013
    ..Interestingly, we detected spatial variation in the distribution of several parasites among populations suggesting additional work should be conducted across a gradient of tortoise densities, land use, and habitat characteristics...
  58. doi request reprint Baylisascaris procyonis in raccoons (Procyon lotor) from North Carolina and current status of the parasite in the USA
    Sonia M Hernandez
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, 180 E Green St, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Parasitol Res 112:693-8. 2013
    ..These results indicate that B. procyonis is established in North Carolina and given the zoonotic and wildlife health implications of this parasite, additional surveillance in North Carolina and other southeastern states is warranted...
  59. ncbi request reprint Debilitation and mortality associated with besnoitiosis in four Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana)
    Angela E Ellis
    Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 43:367-74. 2012
    ..Histologically, cysts were often degenerate and associated with mild to marked inflammation, and amyloidosis was noted in one animal. Polymerase chain reaction and sequencing confirmed Besnoitia darlingi in three of the four opossums...
  60. doi request reprint Distribution and prevalence of Cytauxzoon felis in bobcats (Lynx rufus), the natural reservoir, and other wild felids in thirteen states
    Barbara C Shock
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, 586 D W Brooks Dr, Wildlife Health Building, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Vet Parasitol 175:325-30. 2011
    ..americanum activity. Collectively, these data confirm that bobcats are a common reservoir for C. felis and that A. americanum is likely an epidemiologically important vector...
  61. pmc Infectivity, pathogenicity, and virulence of Trypanosoma cruzi Isolates from sylvatic animals and vectors, and domestic dogs from the United States in ICR strain mice and SD strain rats
    Dawn M Roellig
    Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, and D B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:519-22. 2010
    ..Mice and rats were susceptible to infection with all strains, but no morbidity or mortality was noted, which indicates that these T. cruzi isolates from the United States had low virulence for laboratory mice and rats...
  62. ncbi request reprint Description of a new Eimeria sp. and associated lesions in the kidneys of double-crested cormorants (Phalocrocorax auritus)
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study and Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 88:1230-3. 2002
    ..The importance of this Eimeria sp. on double-crested cormorant populations is not known. But in this case, significant lesions and mortality were associated with infection...
  63. ncbi request reprint Biological and molecular characterization of a raccoon isolate of Trypanosoma cruzi from South Carolina
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 88:1273-6. 2002
    ..cruzi isolates...
  64. ncbi request reprint Hemorrhagic disease in Kansas: enzootic stability meets epizootic disease
    Gabriella L Flacke
    College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens 30602, USA
    J Wildl Dis 40:288-93. 2004
    ..Understanding host, vector, and environmental variables responsible for these contrasting patterns could have application to understanding the risk of HD in the midwestern United States...
  65. ncbi request reprint Backyard chicken flocks pose a disease risk for neotropic birds in Costa Rica
    Sonia M Hernandez-Divers
    Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Avian Dis 52:558-66. 2008
    ..Additionally, although production was not measured, we suspect that husbandry and lack of preventative medicine are directly related to the diseases reported, all of which negatively affect production...
  66. ncbi request reprint Initial sequencing and tissue distribution of Toll-like receptor 3 mRNA in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
    Seychelle M Vos
    The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Wildl Dis 45:785-90. 2009
    ..Tissue expression of TLR3 mRNA relative to the housekeeping gene beta-actin was highest in spleen, heart, skin, and lung...
  67. doi request reprint Antibodies to avian influenza viruses in Canada geese (Branta canadensis): a potential surveillance tool?
    Whitney M Kistler
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, 180 East Green Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Wildl Dis 48:1097-101. 2012
    ..Results indicate that Canada geese are frequently exposed to AIVs and, with resident populations, may potentially be useful as sentinels to confirm regional AIV transmission within wild bird populations...
  68. pmc Southern plains woodrats (Neotoma micropus) from southern Texas are important reservoirs of two genotypes of Trypanosoma cruzi and host of a putative novel Trypanosoma species
    Roxanne A Charles
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 13:22-30. 2013
    ..e., raccoons and opossums) in the United States. However, unlike raccoons and opossums, which tend to be infected with a particular genotype, southern plains woodrats were infected with TcI and TcIV at near equal frequencies...
  69. doi request reprint Besnoitiosis in a southern plains woodrat (Neotoma micropus) from Uvalde, Texas
    Roxanne A Charles
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 97:838-41. 2011
    ..This represents the first report of besnoitiosis caused by B. neotomofelis in a southern plains woodrat and the first concurrent Besnoitia sp. and T. gondii infection in any host species...
  70. doi request reprint New findings from an old pathogen: intraerythrocytic bacteria (family Anaplasmatacea) in red-backed salamanders Plethodon cinereus
    Andrew K Davis
    DB Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Ecohealth 6:219-28. 2009
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Toxoplasmosis in a red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
    Richard W Gerhold
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Avian Dis 51:992-4. 2007
    ..Sequence analysis of the SAG2 locus disclosed that the T gondii detected was the Type III genotype. This is apparently the first report of clinical neural toxoplasmosis in any species in the order Piciformes...
  72. doi request reprint Distribution, prevalence, and genetic characterization of Baylisascaris procyonis in selected areas of Georgia
    Emily L Blizzard
    Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Parasitol 96:1128-33. 2010
    ..procyonis within Georgia is increasing and only limited genetic variation is present in the rRNA and ITS gene regions among B. procyonis from the southern United States and introduced populations in Japan...
  73. ncbi request reprint Aelurostrongylus abstrusus larvae in the colon of two cats
    Angela E Ellis
    Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 22:652-5. 2010
    ..Both cats also had larvae within glands in the colon that were identified morphologically as A. abstrusus first-stage larvae...
  74. ncbi request reprint Clinical challenge. Skin, moderate, chronic, multifocal, histiocytic dermatitis with intralesional trombiculid mites (Hannemania sp.)
    Justin D Brown
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 37:571-3. 2006
  75. ncbi request reprint Determination of white-tailed deer agent groESL operon sequences for phylogenetic and diagnostic applications
    John W Sumner
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 990:699-700. 2003
  76. ncbi request reprint Amplification of Trypanosoma cruzi-specific DNA sequences in formalin-fixed raccoon tissues using polymerase chain reaction
    Michael J James
    Tropical Diseases Institute, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens 45701, USA
    J Parasitol 88:989-93. 2002
    ..The amplification of T. cruzi-specific DNA sequences in the presence of an elevated antibody titer and negative culture results suggests good sensitivity of this method for detecting the presence of the parasite in archival tissues...
  77. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi in raccoons from South Carolina and Georgia
    Michael J Yabsley
    Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634 0326, USA
    J Wildl Dis 38:75-83. 2002
    ..cruzi in raccoons, together with a few reports of wildlife isolates being infective for other wildlife species and domestic/laboratory animals, suggests that risk of T. cruzi infection may be higher than previously suspected...
  78. ncbi request reprint A preliminary investigation of Ehrlichia species in ticks, humans, dogs, and capybaras from Brazil
    Marcelo B Labruna
    Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 7755 0609, USA
    Vet Parasitol 143:189-95. 2007
    ..canis infecting dogs in the Amazon region of Brazil. Further studies are needed to evaluate the presence of other agents of human and animal ehrlichioses in Brazil...
  79. ncbi request reprint Comparison and phylogenetic analysis of the heat shock protein 70 gene of Babesia parasites from dogs
    Masahiro Yamasaki
    Laboratory of Internal Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060 0818, Japan
    Vet Parasitol 145:217-27. 2007
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Trypanosoma cruzi prevalence and epidemiologic trends in lemurs on St. Catherines Island, Georgia
    Chris A Hall
    Department of Biology, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia 30149, USA
    J Parasitol 93:93-6. 2007
    ..cruzi on the island. This also represents the first report of autochthonous infection in blue-eyed black and black-and-white ruffed lemurs...
  81. pmc Autochthonous transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, Louisiana
    Patricia L Dorn
    Department of Biological Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:605-7. 2007
    ..The patient had positive test results from 2 serologic tests and hemoculture. Fifty-six percent of 18 Triatoma sanguisuga collected from the house of the patient were positive for T. cruzi by PCR...
  82. ncbi request reprint Isolation and establishment of the raccoon Ehrlichia-like agent in tick cell culture
    Ulrike G Munderloh
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:418-25. 2007
    ..The Ehrlichia-like agent infecting raccoons joins a growing list of tick-borne agents cultivable in tick cells...
  83. pmc Geographic distribution and genetic diversity of the Ehrlichia sp. from Panola Mountain in Amblyomma americanum
    Amanda D Loftis
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 8:54. 2008
    ..A novel Ehrlichia, closely related to Ehrlichia ruminantium, was recently discovered from Panola Mountain State Park, GA, USA. We conducted a study to determine if this agent was recently introduced into the United States...
  84. doi request reprint Tick-borne diseases in North Carolina: is "Rickettsia amblyommii" a possible cause of rickettsiosis reported as Rocky Mountain spotted fever?
    Charles S Apperson
    Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 7647, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 8:597-606. 2008
    ..amblyommii" infection for lone star ticks. We propose that some cases of rickettsiosis reported as RMSF may have been caused by "R. amblyommii" transmitted through the bite of A. americanum...