Persistently infected calves as reservoirs for acquisition and transovarial transmission of Babesia bovis by Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus.

@article{Howell2007PersistentlyIC,
  title={Persistently infected calves as reservoirs for acquisition and transovarial transmission of Babesia bovis by Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus.},
  author={Jeanne M Howell and Massaro W Ueti and Guy H. Palmer and Glen A. Scoles and Donald P. Knowles},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={3155-9}
}
Babesia bovis is a deadly disease of cattle resulting in severe economic losses in the vast regions of the world where it is endemic. If reintroduced into the United States, babesiosis would cause significant mortality in the naïve cattle population. In order to address the risk to U.S. cattle, it is essential to quantify the transovarial transmission efficiency in adult female Boophilus microplus ticks following acquisition feeding on persistently infected cattle. This study tested the… CONTINUE READING