Editorial - Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Diagnosis and Therapy (2021) Volume 6, Issue 3
Birds are infected with Avian Parasites.
Birds are infected with malaria parasites in large numbers. These pathogens cause blood and organ pathology, which can lead to serious avian malaria. They can be found all over the world and are very popular. These parasites have been found to infect birds of various taxa and have been linked to the deaths of wild and captive birds. Parasitic species that can colonise new territories and infect non-migratory birds in the area are of particular concern. Microorganisms that parasitize erythrocytes and other tissues of birds are known as avian malaria parasites. DNA sequences of avian malaria parasites have been published in a number of recent studies, suggesting a high level of genetic diversity and the possibility of several specified species. However, the majority of Plasmodium lineages have yet to be classified to species level, and molecular characterization of most Plasmodium parasites is unavailable. Numerous new Plasmodium species have been described in the last 15 years. Keys for their identification, however, are either inaccessible or incomplete. Even experts find it difficult to identify avian malaria parasites, which prevent the production of avian malaria medicine, particularly in wildlife.Author(s): Amelia Smith*