A century of bovine besnoitiosis: an unknown disease re-emerging in Europe.

Alvarez-García, Gema; Frey, Caroline; Mora, Luis Miguel Ortega; Schares, Gereon (2013). A century of bovine besnoitiosis: an unknown disease re-emerging in Europe. Trends in parasitology, 29(8), pp. 407-415. Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.pt.2013.06.002

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Bovine besnoitiosis, which is caused by the cyst-forming apicomplexan parasite Besnoitia besnoiti, is a chronic and debilitating vector-borne disease characterized by both cutaneous and systemic manifestations. In Europe, this parasitic disease appeared in a few restricted areas in France and Portugal since the first recorded cases in the beginning of the 20th century. However, at present, the disease is considered to be re-emerging by the European Food Safety Authority due to an increased number of cases and the geographic expansion of besnoitiosis into cattle herds in several European countries. In this review, we will provide an update of the epidemiology and impact of B. besnoiti infection. Strategies to control this parasitic disease will also be discussed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)

UniBE Contributor:

Frey, Caroline

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

1471-4922

Publisher:

Elsevier Current Trends

Language:

English

Submitter:

Susanne Portner

Date Deposited:

06 Aug 2014 16:22

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2016 15:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.pt.2013.06.002

PubMed ID:

23830145

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Besnoitia besnoiti, bovine besnoitiosis, cattle, control, impact, re-emergence, transmission, vector-borne

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.44713

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/44713

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