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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to observation the possible visceralization tendency and dissemination of L. major amastigotes in gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) using a classic smear technique, inoculated into enriched Novy-MacNeal-Nicolle (NNN) culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for diagnosis of infection. METHODS In this study, L. major(More)
OBJECTIVE Determination of the properties of ticks, which are the vectors of many infectious diseases and the patients with tick bites are important for the prevention of these diseases. For tist reason, the purpose of this study is to determine the important properties of the cases presenting with tick bites to Dokuz Eylul University Hospital and of the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to explore the role of Rhipicephalus sanguineus in the transmission of Leishmania major, the etiological agent of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis. METHODS Ten gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) were infected with promastigotes of L. major, and 10 gerbils were maintained as controls. In a controlled environment, 2000 R. sanguineus(More)
Tropical or Mediterranean theileriosis, caused by the protozoan parasite Theileria annulata, remains an economically important bovine disease in North Africa, Southern Europe, India, the Middle East and Asia. The disease affects mainly exotic cattle and imposes serious constraints upon livestock production and breed improvement programmes. While microscopic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to detect the Anaplasma/Ehrlichia species of cattle and ticks and to provide knowledge on the prevalence of these species during sampling periods. METHODS A total of 679 blood and 186 tick samples were collected from the Osmanbükü, Akçaova, Dalama, and Söke districts of Aydın. The samples were screened with genus(More)
Tick-borne haemoparasitic diseases (TBHDs), caused by Theileria, Babesia, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia, are common in regions of the world where the distributions of host, pathogen and vector overlap. Many of these diseases threaten livestock production and some also represent a concern to human public health. The primary aim of this study was to determine the(More)
OBJECTIVE Selecting polymorphic mini- and microsatellite markers to determine genetic diversity and chromosomal regions exhibiting elevated rates of recombination in Theileria annulata populations after recombination. METHODS The Unipro UGENE software was used to select markers. A score at which 10 times more tandem repeats (TRs) were identified in the(More)
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