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This book focuses on the potentialities and problems of developing effective vaccines against bloodstream parasites of man and his livestock. The parasites dealt with are a diverse group: trypanosomes, plasmodia, theUerias, anaplasmas, and babesias. All have arthropods as vectors during a portion of their complex life cycles. Tsetse flies transmit salivarian trypanosomes, which cause sleeping sickness in man and trypanosomiasis in cattle; reduviid “kissing” bugs transmit Chagas’ disease; mosquitoes are the vectors of malarial parasites; and different species of ticks transmit East Coast fever (ECF), anaplasmosis, and babesiosis of cattle. These diseases are among the most devastating and economically costly of those of parasitic origin.
KeywordsAntigenic Variation Complex Life Cycle Tick Infestation Malarial Parasite Bloodstream Form
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