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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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.
Experimental transmission of Cowdria ruminantium by the Gulf Coast tick Amblyomma maculatum: Danger of introducing heartwater and benign African theileriasis onto the American mainland.