Detection of bovine babesiosis in Mozambique by a novel seminested hot-start PCR method.

@article{Martins2008DetectionOB,
  title={Detection of bovine babesiosis in Mozambique by a novel seminested hot-start PCR method.},
  author={Tiago F. M. C. Martins and Ol{\'i}via C Pedro and Rubina A Caldeira and Virg{\'i}lio Est{\'o}lio do Ros{\'a}rio and Lu{\'i}s Neves and Ana Domingos},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={153 3-4},
  pages={225-30}
}
Babesiosis is a tick borne disease (TBD) caused by parasites of the genus Babesia, with considerable worldwide economic, medical, and veterinary impact. Bovine babesiosis and other TBDs were considered responsible for 50% of the deaths of cattle that occurred in Mozambique in the first year after importation from neighbouring countries. Here, we present the detection of Babesia bigemina and Babesia bovis in cattle from Mozambique using two distinct PCR methods. For this study, blood samples… CONTINUE READING