an outbreak of east coast fever on the comoros: a consequence of the import of immunised cattle from tanzania?in 2003 and 2004, a severe epidemic decimated the cattle population on grand comore, the largest island of the union of comoros. fatalities started soon after the import of cattle from tanzania. theileria parva and its vector, rhipicephalus appendiculatus, could be identified as the main culprits of the epidemic. characterisation by multilocus genotyping revealed that the t. parva parasites isolated on the comoros were identical to the components of the muguga cocktail vaccine used in tanzania t ...200716996692
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