trypanosome species in neo-tropical bats: biological, evolutionary and epidemiological implications.bats (chiroptera) are the only mammals naturally able to fly. due to this characteristic they play a relevant ecological role in the niches they inhabit. these mammals spread infectious diseases from enzootic to domestic foci. rabbies, sars, fungi, ebola and trypanosomes are the most common pathogens these animals may host. we conducted intensive sampling of bats from the phyllostomidae, vespertilionidae and emballonuridae families in six localities from casanare department in eastern colombia. ...201423831017
high trypanosoma spp. diversity is maintained by bats and triatomines in espírito santo state, brazil.the aim of this study was to reevaluate the ecology of an area in the atlantic forest, southeast brazil, where chagas disease (cd) has been found to occur. in a previous study, immediately after the occurrence of a cd case, we did not observe any sylvatic small mammals or dogs with trypanosoma cruzi cruzi infections, but triatoma vitticeps presented high t. c. cruzi infection rates. in this study, we investigated bats together with non-volant mammals, dogs, and triatomines to explore other possi ...201729176770
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