Preliminary observations on ticks and tick-borne diseases in the north west province of Cameroon. I. Babesiosis and anaplasmosis

Rev Elev Med Vet Pays Trop. 1991;44(3):263-5.


During a survey on ticks and tick-borne diseases in the North-Western Cameroon at the Bamenda cattle market, the ticks identified were Boophilus annulatus (20%) and B. decoloratus (80%). More than 50% of the ticks were collected during the dry season. Of 524 blood smears 47.3% were positive for Babesia bovis, 31.1% for B. bigemina and 2.2% for Anaplasma marginale. 19.4% were negative.

MeSH terms

  • Anaplasmosis / transmission*
  • Animals
  • Arachnid Vectors*
  • Babesiosis / transmission*
  • Cameroon
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases / transmission*
  • Ticks*