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Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens

Edited by Muhammad Abubakar

National Veterinary Laboratory


It is vital to understand ticks and tick-borne pathogens as well as their impact on humans. This book is intended for students in parasitology, biologists, parasitologists involved in molecular diagnostics of tick-borne diseases, practicing veterinarians, and for others who may require information on ticks and tick-borne diseases. Here we have put together a collection of chapters focused on different aspects of ticks and tick-borne diseases mainly to provide the reader with novel information in the field, but not the basic generalised information provided by many textbooks. This book includes topics such as high-throughput technologies in diagnosis, discovery of novel tick vaccines, identification of new pathogens transmitted by ticks, and new epidemiological information of certain well-known ticks and tick-borne diseases. These chapters were authored by parasitologists from all over the world, giving an insight to the reader about significant ticks and tick-borne diseases prevalent in those particular geographical regions with the local expert's point of view. Each of the chapters has separate reference lists, making it easier for the reader to find additional reading material related to their topic of interest.

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Ticks and Tick-Borne PathogensEdited by Muhammad Abubakar

Published: March 13th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73780

ISBN: 978-1-78985-766-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-765-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-081-2

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

9689 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

50 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens

By Muhammad Abubakar, Piyumali K. Perera, Abdullah Iqbal and Shumaila Manzoor


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2. Oriental Theileriosis

By Jerald Yam, Daniel R. Bogema and Cheryl Jenkins


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3. Handling the Microbial Complexity Associated to Ticks

By Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, Thomas Pollet, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Eleonore Allain, Sarah I. Bonnet and Sara Moutailler


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4. Rickettsial Endosymbionts of Ticks

By Markéta Nováková and David Šmajs


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5. Spinose Ear Tick Otobius megnini Infestations in Race Horses

By Rupika S. Rajakaruna and Chulantha Prasanga Diyes


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6. Murine Gammaherpesvirus 68 (MHV-68), a Newly Discovered Tick Borne Virus

By Marcela Kúdelová and Iveta Štibrániová


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7. Economic and Health Impact of the Ticks in Production Animals

By Oscar Jaime Betancur Hurtado and Cristian Giraldo-Ríos


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8. The Enigma of Identifying New Cattle Tick Vaccine Antigens

By Ala E. Tabor


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