Archivum Immunologiae Et Therapiae Experimentalis
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.
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
Neelakanta, Girish and Sultana, Hameeda, "Transmission-Blocking Vaccines: Focus on Anti-Vector Vaccines against Tick-Borne Diseases" (2015). Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 243.