Babesia vesperuginis in common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) and the bat soft tick Argas vespertilionis in the People’s Republic of China

Xiafei Liu, Bin Yan, Qian Wang, Mengmeng Jiang, Changchun Tu, Chuangfu Chen, Sándor Hornok, Yuanzhi Wang

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Babesia vesperuginis was molecularly detected in 10% (5/48) of common pipistrelle bats (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) in Shihezi City, Northwestern China. Interestingly, four bat ticks (Argas vespertilionis), from Babesia DNA-positive common pipistrelle bats, were also positive for B. vesperuginis. Our findings extend the geographic range of the common pipistrelle bat as a reservoir of B. vesperuginis in Asia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-421
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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