Identification of Anaplasma species in long eared hedgehog, Sistan, Iran

Khodadadi, Niloufar (2018) Identification of Anaplasma species in long eared hedgehog, Sistan, Iran. Doctoral thesis, university of zabol.

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Today, with the advancement of science and the increase of medical and veterinary information, most scientific studies are focused on a specific topic and researchers are trying to investigate subjects thoroughly and accurately. This stud has been done to identify the Anaplasma spp in long eared hedgehog in Sistan region by molecular method specifically and accurately. Anaplasma is an obligate intracellular bacterium that transmitted by ticks and has different genus and wide species of host. Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a zoonotic pathogen between human and other mammals. Hedgehogs are one of its hosts and could be danger for human In terms of transmission of disease. In this study 53 Hedgehog was collected as sample in spring 2017 and 2018 from different area around Zabol town. 100% of captured Hedgehogs was infected with ticks and 18/6% of their ticks was Rhipicephalus turanicus and 81/4% of them was Rhipicephalus sanguineus. From 53 hedgehogs blood samples in 2 samples Anaplasma marginale was detected by polymerase chain reaction. Ruminant especially cow is The main host of Anaplasma marginale and in Sistan region infection with this pathogen is in high level but there is not any report of Anaplasma marginale in Hedgehogs and the result of this study show that Hedgehogs may be are the accident host for Anaplasma marginale and this pathogen can transmit from ruminant to Hedgehogs by Rhipicephalus ticks.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: long eared Hedgehog, Rhipicephalus tick, Anaplasma, Zabol, Iran
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Depositing User: Mrs najmeh khajeh
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2018 07:52
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2019 09:49

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