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Molecular identification of tick-borne pathogens in Nigerian ticks

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6 de julio de 2012

A molecular epidemiology investigation was undertaken in two Nigerian states (Plateau and Nassarawa) to determine the prevalence of pathogens of veterinary and public health importance associated with ticks collected from cattle and dogs using PCR, cloning and sequencing or reverse line blot techniques. A total of 218 tick samples, Amblyomma variegatum (N=153), Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) decoloratus (N=45), and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (N=20) were sampled. Pathogens identified in ticks included piroplasmids (Babesia spp., Babesia bigemina and Babesia divergens), Anaplasma marginale and Rickettsia africae. Piroplasmids were identified in A. variegatum, A. marginale was found in R. decoloratus, while R. africae was detected in all tick species examined. Ehrlichia spp. and Theileria spp. were not identified in any of the ticks examined. Of the 218 ticks examined, 33 (15.1%) contained pathogen DNA, with the presence of B. divergens and R. africae that are zoonotic pathogens of public health and veterinary importance. The variety of tick-borne pathogens identified in this study suggests a risk for the emergence of tick-borne diseases in domestic animals and humans, especially amongst the Fulani pastoralists in Plateau and Nassarawa states of Nigeria.




Ogo NI., Fernandez de Mera IG., Galindo RC., Okubanjo OO., Inuwa HM., Agbede RI., Torina A., Alongi A., Vicente J., Gortazar C. y de la Fuente J.




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Participantes:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Micobacterias (MYC). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Parasitology Division. National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI).

Gobierno de Castilla-La ManchaSanidad y Biotecnología (SaBio). Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM). Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM).

Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology,. University of Nigeria.

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della SiciliaIstituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia (IZSSI).

Oklahoma State UniversityDepartament of Veterinary Pathobiology. Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (CVHS). Oklahoma State University (OSU).







FACTOR YEAR Q
2.381 2012

NLMID: 7602745

PMID: 22326937

ISSN: 0304-4017



TÍTULO: Molecular identification of tick-borne pathogens in Nigerian ticks


REVISTA: Vet Parasitol


NUMERACIÓN: 187(3-4):572-7


AÑO: 2012


EDITORIAL: Elsevier


AUTORES: Ogo NI., Fernandez de Mera IG., Galindo RC., Okubanjo OO., Inuwa HM., Agbede RI., Torina A., Alongi A., Vicente J., Gortazar C. and de la Fuente J.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2012.01.029


CITA ESTA PUBLICACIÓN:

Ogo NI., Fernandez de Mera IG., Galindo RC., Okubanjo OO., Inuwa HM., Agbede RI., Torina A., Alongi A., Vicente J., Gortazar C. y de la Fuente J. Molecular identification of tick-borne pathogens in Nigerian ticks. Veterinary Parasitology. 187(3-4):572-7. 2012. (A). ISSN: 0304-4017. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2012.01.029


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