Paul Tshepo Matjila
Affiliation: University of Pretoria
Country: South Africa
Matjila P, Leisewitz A, Jongejan F, Penzhorn B. Molecular detection of tick-borne protozoal and ehrlichial infections in domestic dogs in South Africa. Vet Parasitol. 2008;155:152-7 pubmed publisher
..There was also one incidental finding of a dog positive for Trypanosoma congolense. The results indicate that a wide range of tick-borne pathogens are circulating in the canine populations in South Africa. ..
Matjila P, Penzhorn B, Bekker C, Nijhof A, Jongejan F. Confirmation of occurrence of Babesia canis vogeli in domestic dogs in South Africa. Vet Parasitol. 2004;122:119-25 pubmed
..c. vogeli was detected in 13 dogs. None of the dogs carried both parasites. The detection of B. c. vogeli has implications with regard to prevalence and varied clinical manifestation of canine babesiosis in South Africa. ..
Matjila T, Nijhof A, Taoufik A, Houwers D, Teske E, Penzhorn B, et al
. Autochthonous canine babesiosis in The Netherlands. Vet Parasitol. 2005;131:23-9 pubmed
..Nineteen animals recovered after treatment, whereas four dogs died. Adult Dermacentor reticulatus ticks collected from these dogs indicate that canine babesiosis could become endemic in The Netherlands. ..
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...