About the Authors

Joshua Kamani

shapumani@yahoo.com

Affiliation Parasitology Division, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Nigeria

Gad Baneth

Affiliation Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University–Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

Ndadilnasiya E. Waziri

Affiliation Central Diagnostic Division, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Nigeria

Osnat Eyal

Affiliation Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

Yifat Guthmann

Affiliation Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

Shimon Harrus

Affiliation Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interest exist.

Author Contributions

Identified ticks: KYM. Conceived and designed the experiments: JK GB SH. Performed the experiments: OE YG JK. Analyzed the data: JK NEW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GB SH. Wrote the paper: JK GB KYM SH.