EAST COAST FEVER DISEASE. Group 3 Hans Cosmas Laurence laurent Pumulo Nyambe Kelvin Nakara Annilinda Mekas Daniel Mbilinyi Peter laroya. INTRODUCTION.
East Coast fever (ECF), is a form of bovine theileriasis, caused by protozoan parasite known as Theileriaparva.The disease is transmitted by infected ticks Rhipicephalusappendiculatus(brown ear ticks)
East coast fever is a major disease of cattle in eleven countries in eastern, central and southern Africa. (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, DRC, Sudani, Rwanda, Burundi)
Classification of the causative agent
Enlarged lymph node Tick infested at ear parts Enlarge lymph node
The clinical phase usually lasts 2-3 weeks, but death occasionally occurs within a week.
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