Optimisation and Rationalisation of Cattle Immunisation against Theileria Parva in Eastern Zambia

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2002/2003
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Marcotty, T.
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Tanguy Marcotty
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East Coast fever (ECF), an acute and often lethal disease of cattle occurs in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. It is caused by the protozoan Theileria parva and is transmitted transstadially to cattle by the three host tick Rhipicephalus appendiculalus. The animals recovering from the infection develop a strong immunity against homologous challenges. However, the existence of antigenically different strains makes the host cross-immunity inconsistent.
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