|Title:||Molecular evidence for the transovarial passage of Babesia gibsoni in Haemaphysalis hystricis (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks from Taiwan: a novel vector for canine babesiosis||Authors:||Jongejan, Frans
|Keywords:||B. vogeli; Babesia gibsoni; Haemaphysalis hystricis; Rhipicephalus sanguineus; Taiwan; Transovarial transmission||Issue Date:||2018||Publisher:||BMC||Journal Volume:||11||Journal Issue:||1||Source:||Parasites & vectors||Abstract:||
Babesia gibsoni is the predominant tick-borne protozoan blood parasite affecting dogs throughout the Oriental region. Babesia gibsoni is transmitted by Haemaphysalis longicornis, whereas a similar role has been suggested for Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Haemaphysalis longicornis does not occur in Taiwan, but R. sanguineus is widely distributed on dogs. However, clinical cases of babesiosis are mainly restricted to the northern part of the island. The discrepancy between tick distribution and clinical cases stimulated us to investigate the tick species distribution on dogs in northern Taiwan, with the aim to identify the local vector for canine babesiosis.
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