synanthropic rodent reservoirs of trypanosoma (schizotrypanum) cruzi in the valley of caracas, blood examination and xenodiagnosis of 47 synanthropic rodents (rattus rattus, r. norvegicus, mus musculus) captured in the valley of caracas, venezuela, revealed trypanosomal infections in 12 r. rattus, 10 with t. lewisi and 2 with t. cruzi. of the latter the course of parasitemia, the pleomorphism of the bloodstream trypomastigotes, tissue in naturally and experimentally infected rats and mice, host mortality, morphology of fecal parasites in rhodnius prolixus used for xenodiagnosis, an ...19979661306
risk of trypanosoma cruzi i (kinetoplastida: trypanosomatidae) transmission by panstrongylus geniculatus (hemiptera: reduviidae) in caracas (metropolitan district) and neighboring states, venezuela.the collection of panstrongylus geniculatus bugs by inhabitants of dwellings in caracas city (metropolitan district) and in the neighboring miranda and vargas sates, venezuela, allowed for the gathering of data on the potential role of this sylvatic triatomine bug as a vector of chagas disease in this area. the natural infection by trypanosoma cruzi was recorded by examining fresh and stained faeces of the bugs. additionally, a random amplification of polymorphic dna technique for parasite ident ...200516019006
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