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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Abstract

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
Volume97
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Alcelaphus
Theileriasis
Theileria
Namibia
theileriosis
Ticks
Piroplasmida
ticks
Rhipicephalus evertsi
Theileria buffeli
Theileria mutans
Theileria parva
Rhipicephalus
Theileria annulata
blood
sampling
Polymerase Chain Reaction
pathogens
summer
Infection

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Prevalence of Theileriosis in Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama) in Namibia. / Spitalska, Eva; Riddell, Michael; Heyne, Heloise; Sparagano, Olivier A.E.

In: Parasitology Research, Vol. 97, No. 1, 01.08.2005, p. 77-79.

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Spitalska, Eva ; Riddell, Michael ; Heyne, Heloise ; Sparagano, Olivier A.E. / Prevalence of Theileriosis in Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama) in Namibia. In: Parasitology Research. 2005 ; Vol. 97, No. 1. pp. 77-79.
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