Dogmas and misunderstandings in East Coast fever.

  title={Dogmas and misunderstandings in East Coast fever.},
  author={Thomas T. Dolan},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  volume={4 9},
  • Thomas T. Dolan
  • Published 1999 in
    Tropical medicine & international health : TM…
East Coast fever (ECF) is the most important tick-borne disease in eastern, central and southern Africa and caused an estimated loss of US $186 million in 1989 in the 11 countries where it occurs. It was brought to southern Africa with cattle from Tanzania in 1901 and, over the next 3 years, devastated the cattle that had survived the rinderpest pandemic of the 1890s. Chemical control of ticks using arsenical compounds was introduced in the early 1900s and became the main control measure for… CONTINUE READING

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