Prevalence and spatial distribution of Theileria parva in cattle under crop-livestock farming systems in Tororo District, Eastern Uganda

Dennis Muhanguzi, Kim Picozzi, Jan Hatendorf, Michael Thrusfield, Susan Christina Welburn, John David Kabasa, Charles Waiswa

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Abstract

Tick-borne diseases (TBDs) present a major economic burden to communities across East Africa. Farmers in East Africa must use acaracides to target ticks and prevent transmission of tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, babesiosis, cowdriosis and theileriosis; the major causes of cattle mortality and morbidity. The costs of controlling East Coast Fever (ECF), caused by Theileria parva, in Uganda are significant and measures taken to control ticks, to be cost-effective, should take into account the burden of disease. The aim of the present work was to estimate the burden presented by T. parva and its spatial distribution in a crop-livestock production system in Eastern Uganda.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91
JournalParasites and Vectors
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • EAST COAST FEVER
  • prevalence
  • p104-based PRC
  • Theileria parva
  • Tororo District

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