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

Eva Spitalska, Michael Riddell, Heloise Heyne, Olivier A.E. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalParasitology Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Africa
  • PCR
  • Red Hartebeest
  • Sequencing
  • Theileria sp.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases


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