theileriasis


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theileriasis

in general the diseases may be acute and severe or mild. The severe disease is characterized by high fever, nasal discharge, jaundice, petechiation of mucosae, enlargement of the spleen and lymph nodes, enlargement of the kidneys and transient hemoglobinuria. Diagnosis is based on finding protozoa in the blood or in the lymph nodes. A feature, considered to be diagnostic is the presence of Koch's blue bodies or spots, lymphocytes containing macroschizonts, and detectable in smears stained with common blood-stain. See also east coast fever, corridor disease.
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Experimental transmission of Cowdria ruminantium by the Gulf Coast tick Amblyomma maculatum: Danger of introducing heartwater and benign African theileriasis onto the American mainland.
Focusing on two diseases affecting African cattle -- trypanosomiasis and theileriasis (East Coast fever)--the researchers there hope to learn enough to control or cure these scourges in 20 to 25 years.
Tick-borne protozoan diseases such as Theileriasis and Babesiosis cause mortality and morbidity in domestic animals in many countries including India.