Trypanosomes of wild mammals in an area northwest of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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1967
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Baker J.R
Sachs R.
Laufer I.
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The area concerned has recently become of epidemiological interest since, although Rhodesian sleeping sickness used to be endemic particularly in the western part, no human infections had been recorded since 1954 until, in 1964 and 1965, five persons became infected (Laufer, 1966). A blood slide survey of the population in this area failed to reveal any further infections (Clausen, personal communication) and so it seemed possible that the disease was a zoonosis. Consequently, an attempt was made to isolate and identify trypanosomes from wild animals in this area.
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Parasitology, 18, p. 280-284