Ticks and tick-borne diseases in Cuba, half a century of scientific research

dc.contributor.author Alvarez, Dasiel Obregón
dc.contributor.author Corona-González, Belkis
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez-Mallón, Alina
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez, Islay Rodríguez
dc.contributor.author Alfonso, Pastor
dc.contributor.author Noda Ramos, Angel A.
dc.contributor.author Díaz-Sánchez, Adrian A.
dc.contributor.author Navarrete, Maylin González
dc.contributor.author Fernández, Rafmary Rodríguez
dc.contributor.author Mellor, Luis Méndez
dc.contributor.author Catanese, Helen N.
dc.contributor.author Peláez, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Gainza, Yousmel Alemán
dc.contributor.author Marrero-Perera, Roxana
dc.contributor.author Roblejo-Arias, Lisset
dc.contributor.author Lobo-Rivero, Evelyn
dc.contributor.author Silva, Claudia B.
dc.contributor.author Fonseca, Adivaldo H.
dc.contributor.author López, Eugenio Roque
dc.contributor.author Cabezas-Cruz, Alejandro
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-29T03:03:22Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-29T03:03:22Z
dc.date.issued 7/28/2020
dc.description.abstract Ticks and the vast array of pathogens they transmit, including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and helminths, constitute a growing burden for human and animal health worldwide. In Cuba, the major tropical island in the Caribbean, ticks are an important cause of vector-borne diseases affecting livestock production, pet animal health and, to a lesser extent, human health. The higher number of tick species in the country belong to the Argasidae family and, probably less known, is the presence of an autochthonous tick species in the island, Ixodes capromydis. Herein, we provide a comprehensive review of the ticks and tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) affecting animal and human health in Cuba. The review covers research results including ecophysiology of ticks, the epidemiology of TBPs, and the diagnostic tools used currently in the country for the surveillance of TBPs. We also introduce the programs implemented in the country for tick control and the biotechnology research applied to the development of anti-tick vaccines.
dc.identifier.other 10.3390/pathogens9080616
dc.identifier.uri https://data.tickbase.net/handle/20.500.13086/3974
dc.title Ticks and tick-borne diseases in Cuba, half a century of scientific research