Funding for this research was provided by:
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (Special Initiative SFBFR, 2015 (57220758))
Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (BMGF Grant Number OPP1075938)
Received: 21 December 2018
Accepted: 9 October 2019
First Online: 17 October 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Permission to undertake the study was obtained from the Ministry of Livestock, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries reference number 026/L/MINEPIA/MSEG. Signed informed consent was obtained from farmers and herders for tick sampling. The collection of ticks on domestic animals did not involve national parks or other protected areas or endangered or protected species.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.