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Parasitology Research

, Volume 88, Supplement 1, pp S13–S15 | Cite as

Description of a new Babesia sp. infective for cattle in China

  • Jianxun Luo
  • Hong Yin
  • Guiquan Guan
  • Qicai Zhang
  • Wenshun Lu
Original Paper

Abstract.

A Babesia species has been identified and shown to be transmitted by Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum in China. When larvae, nymphs and adults developed from engorged females H. a. anatolicum collected from cattle in Xinjiang province were infested onto the Babesia-free calves, piroplasms of Babesia sp. were seen in blood smears from cattle infested with nymphs (2 calves), but not from the calves infested with larvae (1 calf) or adult ticks (2 calves). This Babesia sp. proved to be of low virulence, causing 3% parasites which lasted 3–4 days.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianxun Luo
    • 1
  • Hong Yin
    • 1
  • Guiquan Guan
    • 1
  • Qicai Zhang
    • 1
  • Wenshun Lu
    • 1
  1. 1.Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhon, Gansu 730046, The People's Republic of ChinaThe People's Republic of China

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