Prevalence of Theileriosis in Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama) in Namibia

  title={Prevalence of Theileriosis in Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama) in Namibia},
  author={E. {\vS}pitalsk{\'a} and M. Riddell and H. Heyne and Olivier A. E. Sparagano},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  • E. Špitalská, M. Riddell, +1 author Olivier A. E. Sparagano
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology Research
  • A total of 23 blood samples from Red Hartebeest and 28 ticks of the subspecies Rhipicephalus evertsi were collected in Namibia during the summer 2003. For a Piroplasmida species, Theileria sp 95.7% of blood and 50.0% of tick samples (all R. e. mimeticus, none of R. e. evertsi were carrying the pathogen) were PCR positive. Sequencing showed infection from a re-emerging mild species of Theileria phylogenetically different from other African Theileria species such as Theileria parva, T. buffeli, T… CONTINUE READING
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