This disease is also known as Mediterranean theileriosis, East coast fever, Mediterranean cost fever, Corridor disease
, Theileriasis, African coast fever, January disease and Zimbabwean theileriosis in different reigons of the world with respect to different aspects.
These tick-borne diseases include, but are not limited to, heartwater disease (Ehrlichia ruminantium) transmitted by Amblyomma hebraeum (bont tick); red water disease (Babesia bigemina) transmitted by Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) decoloratus (blue tick); and East coast fever (Theileria parva parva) and corridor disease (Theileria parva lawrencei) transmitted by Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (brown ear tick).
The main tick-related problems affecting this semi-intensive commercial game ranching operation are corridor disease (theileriosis) in the buffalo and acute theileriosis in juvenile roan antelope Hippotragus equinus (Desmarest, 1804) (Uys, pers.
Of their four cows, three died of tick-borne corridor disease
, and the remaining cow was sold when the grazing finished.