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Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus: a most successful invasive tick species in West-Africa
The cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus is known to be a highly reproductive and efficient vector of Babesia bovis, two characters which make this tick a threat to livestock keeping inExpand
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Ticks and associated pathogens collected from dogs and cats in Belgium
BackgroundAlthough Ixodes spp. are the most common ticks in North-Western Europe, recent reports indicated an expanding geographical distribution of Dermacentor reticulatus in Western Europe.Expand
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Detection of Schmallenberg virus in different Culicoides spp. by real-time RT-PCR.
To identify possible vectors of Schmallenberg virus (SBV), we tested pools containing heads of biting midges (Culicoides) that were caught during the summer and early autumn of 2011 at several placesExpand
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Boophilus microplus ticks found in West Africa
Early in 2007, during a small-scale survey of the ticks infesting cattle in Azaguie about 50 km north of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, ticks, belonging to a species which to our knowledge had never beenExpand
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New foci of Rhipicephalus microplus in West Africa
The invasive character of Rhipicephalus microplus was observed in Benin, the second West-African country from which this ticks species has been collected after the initial confirmed record in IvoryExpand
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Biting midges overwintering in Belgium
SIR, — In Belgium, the first case of blue-tongue was notified on August 18, 2006. Up to March 7, 2007, bluetongue has been diagnosed on 399 sheep and 296 cattle farms ( ) and the last clinical caseExpand
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First molecular evidence of potentially zoonotic Babesia microti and Babesia sp. EU1 in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Belgium.
We report the first molecular evidence of the presence of Babesia sp. EU1 and Babesia microti in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Belgium. A 1-year national survey collected 1005 ticks from cats and dogs. AExpand
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Novel foci of Dermacentor reticulatus ticks infected with Babesia canis and Babesia caballi in the Netherlands and in Belgium
BackgroundAutochthonous populations of Dermacentor reticulatus ticks in the Netherlands were discovered after fatal cases of babesiosis occurred in resident dogs in 2004. The presence of D.Expand
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Geographic distribution of the invasive cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus, a country-wide survey in Benin
The cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus is currently invading the West African region, and little information is available on the spread of this exotic tick in this region. We set out a country-wideExpand
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An outbreak of East Coast Fever on the Comoros: a consequence of the import of immunised cattle from Tanzania?
In 2003 and 2004, a severe epidemic decimated the cattle population on Grand Comore, the largest island of the Union of Comoros. Fatalities started soon after the import of cattle from Tanzania.Expand
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