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Cattle trypanosomosis: the diversity of trypanosomes and implications for disease epidemiology and control.

Auty, H, Torr, Steve ORCID:, Michoel, T, Jayaraman, S and Morrison, L J (2015) 'Cattle trypanosomosis: the diversity of trypanosomes and implications for disease epidemiology and control.'. Revue scientifique et technique (International Office of Epizootics), Vol 34, Issue 2, pp. 587-598.

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Trypanosomosis is one of the most significant infectious threats to cattle in sub-Saharan Africa, and one form has also spread to Asia and South America. The disease is caused by a complex of trypanosome species, and the species and strain of parasite can have a profound influence upon the epidemiology of the host-parasite-vector relationships, the severity and course of infection, and, consequently, the implementation and development of control methods. This review will summarise our current knowledge of the relationship between trypanosome species/genotype and the phenotype of disease in cattle, and the implications that this has for ongoing efforts to develop diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for the control of cattle trypanosomosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Protozoa > QX 70 Mastigophora. (e.g., Giardia. Trichomonas. Trypanosoma. Leishmania)
W General Medicine. Health Professions > W 20.55.V4 Veterinary biomedical research
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 705 Trypanosomiasis
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
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Depositing User: Samantha Sheldrake
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 14:42
Last Modified: 03 May 2022 13:05


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