publication . Conference object . 2014

Seroprevalence of Trypano evansi in camels from Cholistan, Pakistan

Tehseen, Sonia; Jahan, Nusrat; Qamar, Muahammad Fiaz; Desquesnes, Marc; Shahzad, Mirza Imran; Deborggraeve, Stijn; Büscher, Philippe;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: France
Abstract
Trypanosomosis adversely affects the health, productivity and working capacity of animals. Trypanosoma evansi, the causative agent of surra, is principally transmitted by hematophagous flies (Tabanus, Stomoxys, Chrysops, Haematopota, Lyperosia and Atylotus). A cross sectional study was carried out in three districts of the Cholistan desert, Rahimyar Khan, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar, to estimate the sero-prevalence of T.evansi amongst camels. From the 1,000 visited animals, 0.7% were positive in Giemsa stained thin smear and 48% were positive in ELISA/T.evansi. This study declares Cholistan desert to be a high risk area for T. evansi. Studies on trypanosomosis o...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
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