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Description:Magnified 1000X, this photomicrograph depicts a number of Trypanosoma lewisi flagellate parasites that were present in a blood film specimen, and which had been highlighted using a Giemsa stain.
T. lewisi is a parasite often found in the blood of rats throughout the world. It is not known as being pathogenic to adult rats, or for that matter, human beings, but can be pathogenic in the case of suckling rodent young. It is transmitted from rat-to-rat by the bite of infected vector flea, Nosopsyllus fasciatus.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date:1977
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CDC Organization
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