• Users Online: 17
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 259-270

Problem of ticks and tick-borne diseases in India with special emphasis on progress in tick control research: A review


Entomology Laboratory, Parasitology Division, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr Srikant Ghosh
Entomology Laboratory, Parasitology Division, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243 122, Bareilly
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 25540956

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Ticks, as vectors of several zoonotic diseases, are ranked second only to mosquitoes as vectors. The diseases spread by ticks are a major constraint to animal productivity while causing morbidity and mortality in both animals and humans. A number of tick species have been recognised since long as vectors of lethal pathogens, viz. Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), Kyasanur forest disease virus (KFDV), Babesia spp, Theileria, Rickettsia conorii, Anaplasma marginale, etc. and the damages caused by them are well-recognised. There is a need to reassess the renewed threat posed by the tick vectors and to prioritize the tick control research programme. This review is focused on the major tick-borne human and animal diseases in India and the progress in vector control research with emphasis on acaricide resistance, tick vaccine and the development of potential phytoacaricides as an integral part of integrated tick control programme.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed450    
    Printed25    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded115    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal