Knemidocoptic mange in wild golden eagles, California, USA

Asli Mete, Nicole Stephenson, Krysta Rogers, Michelle Hawkins, Miranda Sadar, David Guzman, Douglas A. Bell, Kenneth S. Smallwood, Amy Wells, Jessica Shipman, Janet E Foley

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During 2012–2013 in California, USA, 3 wild golden eagles were found with severe skin disease; 2 died. The cause was a rare mite, most closely related to Knemidocoptes derooi mites. Cautionary monitoring of eagle populations, habitats, and diseases is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1716-1718
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology


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