Theileria parva: influence of vector, parasite and host relationships on the epidemiology of theileriosis in southern Africa.

@article{Norval1991TheileriaPI,
  title={Theileria parva: influence of vector, parasite and host relationships on the epidemiology of theileriosis in southern Africa.},
  author={R. Andrew I. Norval and Judith A Lawrence and Andrew S. Young and Brian D. Perry and Thomas T. Dolan and James P. Scott},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={1991},
  volume={102 Pt 3},
  pages={347-56}
}
The protozoan parasite Theileria parva, transmitted by the ixodid tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, is the cause of East Coast fever (ECF) and the related syndromes of Corridor disease and January disease in cattle of eastern, central and southern Africa. It is likely that buffalo (syncerus caffer) are the natural host of T. parva. In eastern and southern Africa, there exists both buffalo-adapted and cattle-adapted T. parva. Disease caused by buffalo-adapted parasites is called Corridor… CONTINUE READING