Ticks and tick-borne diseases – East Coast fever

THE DREADED EAST COAST FEVER Riphicephalus appendiculatus – the brown-ear tick (discussed in part II) transmits Anaplasmosis but, and more importantly, is the primary vector of East Coast fever (ECF). ECF has an incubation period of between 10 and 25 days with death occurring between 18 to 30 days. In…

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