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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. 2014. Seroprevalence of Trypano evansi in camels from Cholistan, Pakistan. , 1 p. International Conference on Advances in Parasitology and Public Health, 24 October 2014/24 October 2014.

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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 of various animal species (sheep, goat, horses, buffaloes, cattle and donkeys) are underway and various serological, hematological, biochemical, molecular and immunological parameters are being investigated. Tabanus striatus and Stomoxys Calcitrans have been identified as major vectors of surra at Cholistan Desert.

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Tehseen Sonia, Government College University Lahore (PAK)
  • Jahan Nusrat, Government College University Lahore (PAK)
  • Qamar Muahammad Fiaz, Government College University Lahore (PAK)
  • Desquesnes Marc, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR TRYPANOSOMES (THA) ORCID: 0000-0002-7665-2422
  • Shahzad Mirza Imran, Government College University Lahore (PAK)
  • Deborggraeve Stijn, Institute of tropical medecine (BEL)
  • Büscher Philippe, Institute of tropical medecine (BEL)

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