Sheep as host species for zoonotic Babesia venatorum, United Kingdom

Gray, A., Capewell, P. , Loney, C. , Katzer, F., Shiels, B. R. and Weir, W. (2019) Sheep as host species for zoonotic Babesia venatorum, United Kingdom. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 25(12), pp. 2257-2260. (doi: 10.3201/eid2512.190459) (PMID:31742518) (PMCID:PMC6874260)

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Abstract

Babesia venatorum is an increasingly prominent zoonotic parasite that predominantly infects wild deer. Our molecular examination of Babesia infecting mammals in the United Kingdom identified 18S sequences in domestic sheep isolates identical to zoonotic B. venatorum. Identification of this parasite in livestock raises concerns for public health and farming policy in Europe.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Weir, Dr Willie and Shiels, Professor Brian and Loney, Mr Colin and Capewell, Dr Paul and Gray, Mr Alexander
Authors: Gray, A., Capewell, P., Loney, C., Katzer, F., Shiels, B. R., and Weir, W.
Subjects:Q Science > QR Microbiology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Journal Abbr.:Emerg. Infect. Dis.
Publisher:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ISSN:1080-6040
ISSN (Online):1080-6059
Published Online:31 October 2019
Copyright Holders:Materials published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, including text, figures, tables, and photographs are in the public domain and can be reprinted or used without permission with proper citation
First Published:First published in Emerging Infectious Diseases 25(12): 2257-2260
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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