A Kuri Beef (Bos Taurus) Imported From The Lake Chad Has Introduced Hyalomma Impeltatum (Acari: Ixodidae), An Anthropophilic Tick To Gabon


  •   Dieudonne Moubamba Mbina

  •   G. D. Maganga

  •   A. Ndoutoume Ndong


The cross-border trade cattle, involve the movement of several thousands of animals with the risk of introduction of zoonotic diseases and vector borne-diseases between the countries. It was during a trade transaction that a kuri beef (Bos Taurus) coming from the lake chad area in order to cover the needs in meat of the populations of Gabon has introduced Hyalomma impeltatum an anthropophilic tick. The risk of introduction in Gabon of pathogens such as the arbovirus Sindbis and Dhori; the virus of Crimea-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Rickettsia africae as well as Rickettsia aeschilmannii is a real threat for public health. The treatment of cattle with effective acaricides at the frontier before entering to Gabon can prevent the introduction of ticks and tick borne diseases.

Keywords: Cattle; Public; Health; Kuri; Lake; Gabon


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Mbina, D., Maganga, G., & Ndong, A. (2019). A Kuri Beef (Bos Taurus) Imported From The Lake Chad Has Introduced Hyalomma Impeltatum (Acari: Ixodidae), An Anthropophilic Tick To Gabon. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 1(4). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2019.1.4.72