Theileriosis: Southern Africa on alert after breakout in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe veterinary services have confirmed an outbreak of Theileriosis throughout the country. January disease In Africa, this disease, also known as January disease, is caused by the cattle-adapted Theileria parva, which is transmitted by brown ear ticks (Rhipicephalus appendiculatus). Another similar disease which is caused by buffalo-adapted Theileria[...]

Theileriosis: Vaccine found for cattle disease in Zimbabwe

Theileriosis, also known as January disease, is a disease where obligate intracellular protozoan parasites infect cattle. The parasites are transmitted by ixodid ticks, and have complex life cycles in both vertebrate and invertebrate hosts. The four major tick-borne diseases in Zimbabwe: • Theileriosis (January disease) • Anaplasmosis (gallsickness) •[...]

By Benine Ackermann|14th July 2023|Categories: Articles, Resource management|Tags: , |
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