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Trypanosoma (Megatrypanum) theileri is a cosmopolitan, usually non-pathogenic, trypanosome of cattle transmitted by blood-sucking arthropods, mainly tabanid flies. Several T. theileri strains isolated from domestic and wild ruminants via co-culturing with mammalian feeder cells or blood cells have...

Author(s)
Suganuma, K.; Kondoh, D.; Thillaiampalam Sivakumar; Mizushima, D.; Elata, A. T. M.; Thekisoe, O. M. M.; Yokoyama, N.; Inoue, N.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Parasitology Research, 2019, 118, 6, pp 1927-1935
Abstract

Little is known about the occurrence of haemoparasites in cattle in communal grazing areas of Mungwi District of Northern Province, Zambia. Clinical signs and post mortem lesions are pathognomonic of mixed tick-borne infections especially babesiosis, anaplasmosis and East Coast fever. The main...

Author(s)
Tembo, S.; Collins, N. E.; Sibeko-Matjila, K. P.; Troskie, M.; Vorster, I.; Byaruhanga, C.; Oosthuizen, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2018, 9, 3, pp 707-717
Abstract

Background: Animal African trypanosomiasis (AAT) and its tsetse vector are responsible for annual losses estimated in billions of US dollars ($). Recent years have seen the implementation of a series of multinational interventions. However, actors of AAT control face complex resource allocation...

Author(s)
Meyer, A.; Holt, H. R.; Oumarou, F.; Chilongo, K.; Gilbert, W.; Fauron, A.; Mumba, C.; Guitian, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 154, pp (7 March 2018)
Abstract

Fasciolosis, a food- and waterborne infection caused by the trematodes Fasciola hepatica and F. gigantica, is recognized by WHO as a neglected zoonotic disease. Whereas F. hepatica is distributed worldwide in cooler climates, F. gigantica occurs mainly in the tropics of Africa and Asia. The...

Author(s)
Aghayan, S.; Gevorgian, H.; Ebi, D.; Atoyan, H. A.; Addy, F.; Mackenstedt, U.; Romig, T.; Wassermann, M.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2019, 268, pp 21-31
Abstract

This paper presents the development of an agent-based model (ABM) to investigate Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense human African trypanosomiasis (rHAT) disease transmission. The ABM model, fitted at a fine spatial scale, was used to explore the impact of a growing host population on the spread of...

Author(s)
Alderton, S.; Macleod, E. T.; Anderson, N. E.; Machila, N.; Simuunza, M.; Welburn, S. C.; Atkinson, P. M.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2018, 12, 11, pp e0006905
AbstractFull Text

Aim: Ethnoveterinary knowledge has rarely been recorded, and no or limited effort has been made to exploit this knowledge despite its widespread use in Zambia. This study documented the types of plants used to treat important animal diseases in rural Zambia as a way of initiating their sustained...

Author(s)
Syakalima, M.; Simuunza, M.; Zulu, V. C.
Publisher
Veterinary World, Rajkot, India
Citation
Veterinary World, 2018, 11, 2, pp 141-145
Abstract

Background: The insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN) is a crucial component of malaria control programs, and has prevented many malaria cases and deaths due to scale up. ITNs also serve effectively as fishing nets and various sources have reported use of ITNs for fishing. This article examines...

Author(s)
Larsen, D. A.; Welsh, R.; Mulenga, A.; Reid, R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 5, pp e0195808
Abstract

Giardia is an intestinal protozoan parasite of mammals including humans. A cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate prevalence of Giardia infections in smallholder and commercial dairy herds in Chilanga and Lusaka districts of Zambia. A total of 377 calves aged from 1 to 365 days were...

Author(s)
Kakandelwa, C.; Siwila, J.; Nalubamba, K. S.; Muma, J. B.; Phiri, I. G. K.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2016, 215, pp 114-116
Abstract

Background: The beef tapeworm, Taenia saginata, causing cysticercosis in bovines and taeniosis in humans, is thought to have a global distribution. In eastern and southern Africa, cattle production plays a crucial role in the economy, but a clear overview of the prevalence of T. saginata in the...

Author(s)
Dermauw, V.; Dorny, P.; Braae, U. C.; Devleesschauwer, B.; Robertson, L. J.; Saratsis, A.; Thomas, L. F.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 578, pp (06 November 2018)
Abstract

Background: Fascioliasis is a trematode zoonotic snail-borne disease of public health and economic importance. The disease causes liver damage and is hardly recognized by medical personnel hence, is rarely considered as the differential diagnosis. In animals, the disease leads to mortalities,...

Author(s)
Nyirenda, S. S.; Sakala, M.; Moonde, L.; Kayesa, E.; Fandamu, P.; Banda, F.; Sinkala, Y.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2019, 15, 33, pp (21 January 2019)

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