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Tick fauna and associated Rickettsia, Theileria, and Babesia spp. in domestic animals in Sudan (North Kordofan and Kassala States)

dc.contributor.authorSpringer, Andreaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorShuaib, Yassir Adamen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorIsaa, Makarim Habiben_ZA
dc.contributor.authorEzz-Eldin, Malaz Isam-Eldinen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorOsman, Abdinasir Yusufen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorYagoub, Idris Ahmeden_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAbdalla, Mohamed Abdalsalamen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBakiet, Amel Omeren_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMohmed-Noor, Saad El-Tiaben_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSchaper, Sabineen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRiess, Ramonaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDobler, Gerharden_ZA
dc.contributor.authorStrube, Christinaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBakkes, Deon K.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorChitimia-Dobler, Lidiaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-29T11:22:39Z
dc.date.available2021-03-29T11:22:39Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-11
dc.identifier.citationSpringer, A. et al. 2020. Tick fauna and associated Rickettsia, Theileria, and Babesia spp. in domestic animals in Sudan (North Kordofan and Kassala States). Microorganisms, 8(12):1969, doi:10.3390/microorganisms8121969.
dc.identifier.issn2076-2607 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.3390/microorganisms8121969
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/109724
dc.descriptionCITATION: Springer, A. et al. 2020. Tick fauna and associated Rickettsia, Theileria, and Babesia spp. in domestic animals in Sudan (North Kordofan and Kassala States). Microorganisms, 8(12):1969, doi:10.3390/microorganisms8121969.
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dc.description.abstractTicks and tick-borne diseases (TBDs) have a major economic impact on animal production worldwide. In the present study, 2410 ticks were collected from January to August 2017 from livestock and other domestic animals in North Kordofan and Kassala, Sudan, for species identification and investigation of Rickettsia spp. and piroplasms, either individually or as pools containing up to 10 ticks by molecular methods. In total, 13 tick species were identified by morphology and 16S rDNA sequencing. The most frequent tick species were Hyalomma impeltatum (24.90%), Rhipicephalus evertsi evertsi (18.84%), Amblyomma lepidum (16.06%), and Rhipicephalus camicasi (12.49%). A pan-Rickettsia real-time PCR revealed an overall minimum infection rate (MIR) with Rickettsia spp. of 5.64% (136 positive tick pools/2410 total ticks). Rickettsia africae and Rickettsia aeschlimannii were the most frequently identified species by sequencing. Furthermore, the following highly pathogenic livestock parasites were detected: Theileria annulata, Theileria lestoquardi, Theileria equi, and Babesia caballi. The present study documented Rhipicephalus afranicus as well as Rickettsia conorii israelensis, Rickettsia massiliae, and Babesia pecorum for the first time in Sudan. These findings are significant for the animal production sector as well as in terms of One Health, as the detected Rickettsia spp. can cause serious illness in humans.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipBundeswehr Institute of Microbiology
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
dc.description.urihttps://www.mdpi.com/2076-2607/8/12/1969
dc.format.extent16 pages : mapsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.subjectTick-borne diseases -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectLivestock -- Economic aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectLivestock -- Effect of global warming onen_ZA
dc.subjectTicks -- Sudanen_ZA
dc.titleTick fauna and associated Rickettsia, Theileria, and Babesia spp. in domestic animals in Sudan (North Kordofan and Kassala States)en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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