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Background: The tick-borne protozoan parasite Theileria parva causes a usually fatal cattle disease known as East Coast fever in sub-Saharan Africa, with devastating consequences for poor small-holder farmers. Immunity to T. parva, believed to be mediated by a cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response, ...

Author(s)
Steinaa, L.; Svitek, N.; Awino, E.; Njoroge, T.; Saya, R.; Morrison, I.; Toye, P.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2018, 14, 145, pp (2 May 2018)
Abstract

Background: There is a widely recognised lack of baseline epidemiological data on the dynamics and impacts of infectious cattle diseases in east Africa. The Infectious Diseases of East African Livestock (IDEAL) project is an epidemiological study of cattle health in western Kenya with the aim of...

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Bronsvoort, B. M. de C.; Thumbi, S. M.; Poole, E. J.; Kiara, H.; Auguet, O. T.; Handel, I. G.; Jennings, A.; Conradie, I.; Mbole-Kariuki, M. N.; Toye, P. G.; Hanotte, O.; Coetzer, J.; Woolhouse, M. E. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2013, 9, 171, pp (30 August 2013)
Abstract

Theileria parva is the causative agent of Corridor disease in cattle in South Africa. The African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is the reservoir host, and, as these animals are important for eco-tourism in South Africa, it is compulsory to test and certify them disease free prior to translocation. A T. ...

Author(s)
Chaisi, M. E.; Sibeko, K. P.; Collins, N. E.; Potgieter, F. T.; Oosthuizen, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2011, 182, 2/4, pp 150-162
Abstract

The tick-borne protozoan parasite Theileria parva causes East Coast fever (ECF), a severe lymphoproliferative disease of cattle that is a major constraint to the improvement of livestock in eastern, central and southern Africa. Studies in cattle experimentally infected with T. parva have shown that ...

Author(s)
Katzer, F.; Ngugi, D.; Walker, A. R.; McKeever, D. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2010, 167, 2/4, pp 236-243
Abstract

Although it has been in operation for only 5 years, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases has gone a long way towards completing the task for which it was established: developing effective control methods for trypanosomiasis and theileriosis. The laboratory is well situated...

Publisher
PO Box 30709., Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Annual report 1980., pp 32pp.

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