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Firstly, as Remi.b points out, although Trypanosoma brucei infection is invariably fatal in humans, the same is not true for all host species. Domestic animals, particularly cattle, are an important reservoir of T. brucei rhodesiense and can also be infected with T. brucei gambiense (although it's not clear how important a reservoir they are for gambiense). ...


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Trypanosoma, the parasitic protozoans that uses the TseTse fly as vector to reach its definitive host, a mammal. In wild mammals, Trypanosoma brucei has no noticeable impact (Chatterjee, 2009). I don't know about Trypanosoma cruzi. Parasite who recently transferred from one host to another are often the most virulent. In the particular case of a parasite ...



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