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Babesia infection in rodents trapped in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia, with a general discussion.
J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 1994 Apr; 24(1):177-85.JE

Abstract

Species of Babesia are intraerythrocytic protozoal parasites of many species of mammalians in all parts of the world where the tick-vectors are found. Babesiosis or piroplasmosis causes considerable damage to the livestock and other animals. Human babesiosis has been documented in many countries. Consequently, babesiosis is a zoonotic disease of medical, veterinary and economic importance. In this study, a total of 310 rodents of different species were trapped from different areas in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia. These rodents were; Rattus rattus (142), R. norvegicus (24), Mus musculus (8), Meriones crassus (56), Jaculus jaculus (16), Gerbillus cheesmani (50) and Acomys c. dimidiatus (14). Natural Babesia infection was parasitologically detected in 95 of them (30.65%). The highest infection rate was among R. rattus (34.5%). The lowest rate was among G. cheesmani (20%). None of the M. musculus was infected. Since most of these rodents are commensal ie living in close contact with man, a general discussion on the pathogenesis, immunity and diagnosis was given.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8169440

Citation

Morsy, T A., et al. "Babesia Infection in Rodents Trapped in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia, With a General Discussion." Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology, vol. 24, no. 1, 1994, pp. 177-85.
Morsy TA, el Bahrawy AA, al Dakhil MM, et al. Babesia infection in rodents trapped in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia, with a general discussion. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 1994;24(1):177-85.
Morsy, T. A., el Bahrawy, A. A., al Dakhil, M. M., & Abdel Mawla, M. M. (1994). Babesia infection in rodents trapped in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia, with a general discussion. Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology, 24(1), 177-85.
Morsy TA, et al. Babesia Infection in Rodents Trapped in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia, With a General Discussion. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 1994;24(1):177-85. PubMed PMID: 8169440.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Babesia infection in rodents trapped in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia, with a general discussion. AU - Morsy,T A, AU - el Bahrawy,A A, AU - al Dakhil,M M, AU - Abdel Mawla,M M, PY - 1994/4/1/pubmed PY - 1994/4/1/medline PY - 1994/4/1/entrez SP - 177 EP - 85 JF - Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology JO - J Egypt Soc Parasitol VL - 24 IS - 1 N2 - Species of Babesia are intraerythrocytic protozoal parasites of many species of mammalians in all parts of the world where the tick-vectors are found. Babesiosis or piroplasmosis causes considerable damage to the livestock and other animals. Human babesiosis has been documented in many countries. Consequently, babesiosis is a zoonotic disease of medical, veterinary and economic importance. In this study, a total of 310 rodents of different species were trapped from different areas in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia. These rodents were; Rattus rattus (142), R. norvegicus (24), Mus musculus (8), Meriones crassus (56), Jaculus jaculus (16), Gerbillus cheesmani (50) and Acomys c. dimidiatus (14). Natural Babesia infection was parasitologically detected in 95 of them (30.65%). The highest infection rate was among R. rattus (34.5%). The lowest rate was among G. cheesmani (20%). None of the M. musculus was infected. Since most of these rodents are commensal ie living in close contact with man, a general discussion on the pathogenesis, immunity and diagnosis was given. SN - 1110-0583 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8169440/Babesia_infection_in_rodents_trapped_in_Riyadh_Region_Saudi_Arabia_with_a_general_discussion_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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