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Table 2 Results of haemosporidian detection on New World vultures from the United States

From: Parasitaemia data and molecular characterization of Haemoproteus catharti from New World vultures (Cathartidae) reveals a novel clade of Haemosporida

Species State Context Year Sample type Blood smears PCR
Turkey vulture (TUVU) South Carolina Bait trapping 2013–2014 Blood 28/96 (29) 31/96 (32)
California Bait trapping 2010 Blood NA 1/45 (2)
Georgia Nuisance removals 2016 Blood, muscle, and spleen NA 2/4 (50)
Virginia Rehabilitation center 2016 Blood NA 1/2 (50)
Virginia Bait trapping 2011–2012 Liver NA 2/10 (20)
Florida Rehabilitation center 2016 Blood 0/2 2/2 (100)
Pennsylvania Carcasses 2016 Blood, muscle and spleen NA 1/3 (33)
Black vulture (BLVU) South Carolina Bait trapping 2013–2014 Blood 0/79 0/79
Georgia Bait trapping 2013 Blood 0/11 0/11
Georgia Nuisance removals 2016 Blood, muscle, spleen NA 0/3
Virginia Rehabilitation center 2016 Blood NA 0/2
  1. Diagnostic results are shown as: number of samples positive/number of samples tested (%)
  2. NA not available