Three Novel Haplotypes of Theileria bicornis in Black and White Rhinoceros in Kenya.

@article{Otiende2016ThreeNH,
  title={Three Novel Haplotypes of Theileria bicornis in Black and White Rhinoceros in Kenya.},
  author={Moses Yongo Otiende and Mary W Kivata and Michael Joseph Jowers and Joseph N. Makumi and Steven Runo and Vincent O Obanda and Francis Gakuya and Mathew N Mutinda and Linus Kariuki and Samer Alasaad},
  journal={Transboundary and emerging diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={e144-50}
}
Piroplasms, especially those in the genera Babesia and Theileria, have been found to naturally infect rhinoceros. Due to natural or human-induced stress factors such as capture and translocations, animals often develop fatal clinical piroplasmosis, which causes death if not treated. This study examines the genetic diversity and occurrence of novel Theileria species infecting both black and white rhinoceros in Kenya. Samples collected opportunistically during routine translocations and clinical… CONTINUE READING