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Title: Ticks and associated pathogens from dogs in northern Vietnam
Authors: Nguyen, Viet Linh
Colella, Vito
Iatta, Roberta
Bui, Khanh Linh
Dantas-Torres, Filipe
Otranto, Domenico
Affilliation: University of Bari. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Valenzano, Bari, Italy.
University of Bari. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Valenzano, Bari, Italy.
University of Bari. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Valenzano, Bari, Italy.
Vietnam National University of Agriculture. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Parasitology Department. Trau Quy, Vietnam.
University of Bari. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Valenzano, Bari, Italy / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Aggeu Magalhães. Departamento de Imunologia. Recife, PE, Brasil.
University of Bari. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Valenzano, Bari, Italy.
Abstract: The medical and veterinary significance of ticks and tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) in tropical and subtropical zones is well recognized. Although ticks and TBPs are known to occur in Southeast Asia, limited data is available in the international literature for some countries, such as Vietnam. The aim of this study was to investigate the species of ticks and TBPs associated with dogs in northern Vietnam. Out of 359 dogs enrolled in this study, 26.2% (n = 94) were infested by 466 ticks (i.e., 287 males, 139 females, 30 nymphs, and 10 larvae). All ticks were morphologically identified as Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato, and some of them genetically characterized as belonging to the tropical lineage. A total of 302 ticks were molecularly screened for the detection of selected TBPs. Three ticks were positive for Hepatozoon canis, one for Ehrlichia canis, and one for Babesia vogeli, representing the first molecular characterization of these pathogens in Vietnam. In conclusion, the tropical lineage of R. sanguineus s.l. is the dominant tick taxon infesting dogs from northern Vietnam, where different TBPs are circulating.
Keywords: Ticks
Vietnam
Dogs
Companion animals
Pathogens
Vector-borne diseases
DeCS: Animais
Babesia / isolamento e purificação
Babesia / isolamento e purificação
Babesia / fisiologia
Doenças do Cão / epidemiologia
Doenças do Cão / parasitologia
Cães
Ehrlichia canis / isolamento & purificação
Ehrlichia canis / fisiologia
Fêmea
Masculino
Ninfa / parasitologia
Rhipicephalus sanguineus / parasitologia
Rhipicephalus sanguineus / fisiologia
Infestações por carrapatos / parasitologia
Infestações por carrapatos / veterinária
Doenças Transmitidas por Carrapato / parasitologia
Doenças Transmitidas por Carrapatos / transmissão
Doenças Transmitidas por Carrapatos / veterinária
Vietnã / epidemiologia
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: NGUYEN, V. L. et al. Ticks and Associated Pathogens from Dogs in Northern Vietnam. Parasitology Research, v. 118, n. 1, p. 139–142, 1 Jan. 2019.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-018-6138-6
ISSN: 1432-1955
Copyright: restricted access
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