Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

DOI

10.1007/s00005-014-0324-8

Publication Title

Archivum Immunologiae Et Therapiae Experimentalis

Volume

63

Issue

3

Pages

169-179

Abstract

Tick-borne diseases are a potential threat that account for significant morbidity and mortality in human population worldwide. Vaccines are not available to treat several of the tick-borne diseases. With the emergence and resurgence of several tick-borne diseases, emphasis on the development of transmission-blocking vaccines remains increasing. In this review, we provide a snap shot on some of the potential candidates for the development of anti-vector vaccines (a form of transmission-blocking vaccines) against wide range of hard and soft ticks that include Ixodes, Haemaphysalis, Dermacentor, Amblyomma, Rhipicephalus and Ornithodoros species.

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Original Publication Citation

Neelakanta, G., & Sultana, H. (2015). Transmission-blocking vaccines: Focus on anti-vector vaccines against tick-borne diseases. Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis, 63(3), 169-179. doi:10.1007/s00005-014-0324-8

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