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Volume 20, Number 12—December 2014

Avian Bornavirus in Free-Ranging Psittacine Birds, Brazil

Nuri Encinas-Nagel, Dirk Enderlein, Anne Piepenbring, Christiane Herden, Ursula Heffels-Redmann, Paulo A.N. Felippe, Clarice Arns, Hafez M. Hafez, and Michael LierzComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany (N.M. Encinas-Nagel, H.M. Hafez); Justus Liebig Universitaet, Giessen, Germany (D. Enderlein, A. Piepenbring, U. Heffels-Redmann, C. Herden); Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil (P.A.N. Felippe, C. Arns)

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Table 2

Detection of ABV RNA, antibodies against ABV, and PDD lesions among free-ranging psittacine birds, by species, Brazil, December 2009–January 2010*

Species No. birds
Total With ABV RNA in organ sample† With ABV antibodies in serum sample With ABV RNA in cloacal swab specimen† With suspected PDD lesions‡
Amazona aestiva 29 6 0 2 4
Aratinga leucophthalmus 22 3 3 5 4
Ara ararauna 14 2 0 2 2
Brotogeris tirica 10 1 1 0 1
Amazona amazonica 8 4 0 1 0
Amazona xanthops 2 0 0 1 0
Brotogeris chiriri
Total 86 17 4 11 11

*ABV, avian bornavirus; PDD, proventricular dilatation disease.
†By real-time reverse transcription PCR.
‡By hematoxylin and eosin stain.

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