Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

ISSN - 2155-6156


Babesia cameli as a New Species infecting Camels (Camelus dromedarius) at Assiut Locality

Barakat Shehata Abd-Elmalek, Gamal Hassan Abed and Ahmad Mohamad Mandour

Fifty one were found to be infected (26.1%) with B. cameli (n. sp.) from one hundred and ninety five (195) from blood samples of Camelus dromedarius examined. The light microscopy was showed that, many different stages as, ray body. Transmission and Scanning electron microscopy were revealed that, different developmental stages of B. sp. were found and four different forms from the new parasite were distinguished according to the presence of abundant cytoplasmic organelles and osmiophilic bodies. In experimental infection, the new parasite of Babesia cameli was found to be transmissible to laboratory white mice.