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Ticks infesting animals in the Sudan and southern Sudan: Past and current status

Ahmed A. ElGhali, Shawgi M. Hassan
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 79, No 1 | a431 | DOI: | © 2012 Ahmed A. ElGhali, Shawgi M. Hassan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 March 2012 | Published: 06 December 2012

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Ahmed A. ElGhali, Veterinary Research Institute, Khartoum, Sudan
Shawgi M. Hassan, Department of Parasitology, University of Khartoum, Sudan

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In this review, we collate information about ticks identified in different parts of the Sudan and South Sudan since 1956 in order to identify gaps in tick prevalence and create a map of tick distribution. This will avail basic data for further research on ticks and policies for the control of tick-borne diseases. In this review, we discuss the situation in the Republic of South Sudan as well as Sudan. For this purpose we have divided Sudan into four regions, namely northern Sudan (Northern and River Nile states), central Sudan (Khartoum, Gazera, White Nile, Blue Nile and Sennar states), western Sudan (North and South Kordofan and North, South and West Darfour states) and eastern Sudan (Red Sea, Kassala and Gadarif states).


Animals; current status; South Sudan; Sudan; ticks


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