VECTORS

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VECTORS

Many parasites and pathogens responsible for some of the most important diseases in humans, agriculture and nature are routinely described as ‘vector-borne’. However, in this context, the term ‘vector’ has been applied to diverse agents in a broad range of epidemiological systems (Wilson et al., 2017). The definition of what is a vector, is a topic of discussion and controversy. Nevertheless, one of the broadest definitions defines a vector as any organism (vertebrate or invertebrate) that functions as a carrier of an infectious agent between organisms of a different species (Kuno et al., 2005). Going along with this broad definition, we here present a number of important vectors for companion animals such as ticks, fleas, sand flies, mosquitoes etc., which are capable of transmitting important companion vector-borne diseases (CVBD).

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The CVBD World Forum is a working group of leading international experts with the mission to enhance knowledge and communication on companion animal vector-borne diseases for the improvement of animal, human, and environmental health.


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