Issued: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:01:00 GMT
Scientists have detected an exotic tick-borne parasite within sheep in the North of Scotland, according to a new study.
The research, by scientists at the University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, was published today in Emerging Infectious Diseases, the journal of the Centre for Disease Control (CDC). The study reports that this is the first time this organism, called Babesia venatorum (B. venatorum), has been identified in animals in the UK, and the first time it has been found in sheep anywhere in the world.
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