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Economic impacts of tick-borne diseases in Africa : tick-borne diseases

B.D. Perry
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 76, No 1 | a63 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v76i1.63 | © 2009 B.D. Perry | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 September 2009 | Published: 10 September 2009

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As we join Onderstepoort in celebrating its centenary, it is worth reflecting that tick-borne infections of wildlife and livestock have been part of everyday life in Africa for many, many generations. While much has changed since Watkins-Pitchford started developing short-interval dipping trials with arsenicals to contain the new epidemic of East Coast fever in southern Africa 100 years ago, when it comes to the impacts of tick-borne infections, many of the same challenges remain.


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