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Demonstration Of A Carrier State For Cowdria Ruminantium In Wild Ruminants From Africa

Four wild African ruminants, eland (Taurotragus oryx), giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), kudu (Tragephalus strepsiceros strepsiceros), and blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), were experimentally infected with the rickettsia Cowdria ruminantium, the tickborne agent causing heartwater in domestic ruminants. The infections were established, and C. ruminantium was transmitted to naive small ruminants by the vector Amblyomma hebraeum when transmission attempts were made at days 128 (eland and wildebeest), 85 (giraffe), and 24 (kudu) post infection. These wild ruminants, which are natural hosts for the tick vector, and which commonly

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