n Red Meat / Rooivleis - Ticked off - an integrative control strategy for ticks and tick-borne diseases : research and training

Volume 7, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2078-7936


Some 106 tick species occur in South Africa, of which only 23 are considered endemic. For the livestock industry, 35 species are associated with domestic animals, of which 15 species are vectors of at least 23 diseases or health syndromes. However, tick control does not only impact animal health, but also human health, as a number of veterinary tick-borne diseases have been detected in humans and classified as emerging zoonotic diseases. New research supports an integrated control strategy for ticks and tick-borne diseases.

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