A rapid and sensitive intracellular flow cytometric assay to identify Theileria parva infection within target cells.

@article{Rocchi2008ARA,
  title={A rapid and sensitive intracellular flow cytometric assay to identify Theileria parva infection within target cells.},
  author={Mara S L Rocchi and Keith Ballingall and Daniel Ngugi and Niall D Machugh and Declan J. McKeever},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={135 2},
  pages={195-201}
}
Theileria parva is an intracellular protozoan parasite transmitted by ticks that causes a fatal lymphoproliferative disease of cattle known as East Coast Fever. Vaccination against the disease currently relies on inoculation of the infective sporozoite stage of the parasite and simultaneous treatment with long-acting formulations of oxytetracycline. Sporozoites are maintained as frozen stabilates of triturated infected ticks and the method requires accurate titration of stabilates to determine… CONTINUE READING