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Prevalence of Theileriosis in Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama) in Namibia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Eva Spitalska, Dr Olivier Sparagano


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A total of 23 blood samples from Red Hartebeest and 28 ticks of the subspecies Rhipicephalus evertsi were collected in Namibia during the summer 2003. For a Piroplasmida species, Theileria sp 95.7% of blood and 50.0% of tick samples (all R. e. mimeticus, none of R. e. evertsi were carrying the pathogen) were PCR positive. Sequencing showed infection from a re-emerging mild species of Theileria phylogenetically different from other African Theileria species such as Theileria parva, T. buffeli, T. annulata, T. taurotragi or T. mutans. © Springer-Verlag 2005.

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Author(s): Spitalska E, Riddell M, Heyne H, Sparagano OAE

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Parasitology Research

Year: 2005

Volume: 97

Issue: 1

Pages: 77-79

ISSN (print): 0932-0113

ISSN (electronic): 1432-1955

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s00436-005-1390-y

PubMed id: 15986252


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