First report of the tick Hyalomma scupense (natural vector of bovine tropical theileriosis) on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.

@article{GrechAngelini2016FirstRO,
  title={First report of the tick Hyalomma scupense (natural vector of bovine tropical theileriosis) on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Grech-Angelini and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Stachurski and Renaud Lancelot and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Boissier and J. -F. Allienne and M Gharbi and Gerrit Uilenberg},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2016},
  volume={216},
  pages={33-7}
}
Hyalomma scupense (Acari, Ixodidae) is a common tick species found in several areas in North Africa, Asia and South Europe and an efficient natural vector of bovine tropical theileriosis (Theileria annulata), a livestock disease with an important economic impact. For one year, 1938 ticks were collected on cattle in several Corsican slaughterhouses; 168 of them were morphologically identified as H. scupense. This result was confirmed by genetic identification using sequences of mitochondrial… CONTINUE READING