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Parasitology Research

, Volume 88, Supplement 1, pp S25–S27 | Cite as

Transmission of an unidentified Theileria species to small ruminants by Haemaphysalis qinghaiensis ticks collected in the field

  • Hong Yin
  • Jianxun Luo
  • Guiquan Guan
  • Yulong Gao
  • Bingyi Lu
  • Qicai Zhang
  • Miling Ma
  • Wenshun Lu
  • Chengping Lu
  • Zhengpu Yuan
  • Shuzhen Guo
  • Biao Wang
  • Hongde Du
  • Leonard Schnittger
  • Jabbar Ahmed
  • Frans Jongejan
Original Paper

Abstract.

The transmission of a recently identified Theileria species pathogenic for sheep and goats in northern China is described. Haemaphysalis qinghaiensis nymphs which had been collected from grass in epidemic areas were able to transmit this Theileria species to sheep. The pathogen was also transmitted to sheep and goats by three batches of adult ticks collected from grass, ticks collected when moving about on sheep and ticks which were found partially engorged on sheep or goats.

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong Yin
    • 1
  • Jianxun Luo
    • 2
  • Guiquan Guan
    • 2
  • Yulong Gao
    • 2
  • Bingyi Lu
    • 2
  • Qicai Zhang
    • 2
  • Miling Ma
    • 2
  • Wenshun Lu
    • 2
  • Chengping Lu
    • 1
  • Zhengpu Yuan
    • 3
  • Shuzhen Guo
    • 3
  • Biao Wang
    • 3
  • Hongde Du
    • 3
  • Leonard Schnittger
    • 4
  • Jabbar Ahmed
    • 4
  • Frans Jongejan
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University, Weigang, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210095, People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China
  2. 2.Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Xujiaping 11, Lanzhou, Gansu, 730046, People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China
  3. 3.Gannan Institute of Animal Health and Husbandry, Hezuo, Gannan, 747000, People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China
  4. 4.Research Centre Borstel, Centre for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Parkallee, 23845 Borstel, GermanyGermany
  5. 5.Tick Research Unit, Department of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, PO Box 80165, 3508 TD Utrecht, The NetherlandsThe Netherlands

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