Journal of Vector Borne Diseases

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


Srikant Ghosh, Gaurav Nagar 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Ghosh S, Nagar G. Problem of ticks and tick-borne diseases in India with special emphasis on progress in tick control research: A review.J Vector Borne Dis 2014;51:259-270


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Ghosh S, Nagar G. Problem of ticks and tick-borne diseases in India with special emphasis on progress in tick control research: A review. J Vector Borne Dis [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Nov 28 ];51:259-270
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