Paul Tshepo Matjila
Affiliation: University of Pretoria
Country: South Africa
- Matjila P, Leisewitz A, Oosthuizen M, Jongejan F, Penzhorn B. Detection of a Theileria species in dogs in South Africa. Vet Parasitol. 2008;157:34-40 pubmed publisher..in dogs for the first time in South Africa and add yet another microorganism to the growing list of haemoprotozoan parasites infecting dogs worldwide. The clinical significance of this infection in dogs is poorly resolved...
- Matjila P, Leisewitz A, Jongejan F, Bertschinger H, Penzhorn B. Molecular detection of Babesia rossi and Hepatozoon sp. in African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) in South Africa. Vet Parasitol. 2008;157:123-7 pubmed publisher..Sixteen specimens were found positive for Babesia rossi and two dogs were Hepatozoon sp. positive. It appears that these tick-borne pathogens are not widely distributed in wild dog populations...
- Matjila P, Carcy B, Leisewitz A, Schetters T, Jongejan F, Gorenflot A, et al. Preliminary evaluation of the BrEMA1 gene as a tool for associating babesia rossi genotypes and clinical manifestation of canine Babesiosis. J Clin Microbiol. 2009;47:3586-92 pubmed publisher..6% each), and genotype11 (12.7%). These genotypes were also the ones associated with the poorest prognosis. This preliminary finding suggests clinically important differences between the various B. rossi genotypes identified...