Tick capillary feeding for the study of proteins involved in tick-pathogen interactions as potential antigens for the control of tick infestation and pathogen infection
- Autores: Alberdi P, Antunes S, Bell-Sakyi L, de la Fuente J, Domingos A, Fragkoudis R, Merino O, Moreno-Cid JA, Mosqueda J, Perez de la Lastra JM, Weisheit S
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: Parasites & Vectors
- Link: http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/7/1/42
Ticks represent a significant health risk to animals and humans due to the variety of pathogens they can transmit during feeding. The traditional use of chemicals to control ticks has serious drawbacks, including the selection of acaricide-resistant ticks and environmental contamination with chemical residues. Vaccination with the tick midgut antigen BM86 was shown to be a good alternative for cattle tick control. However, results vary considerably between tick species and geographic location.