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Processed using a Giemsa stain technique, this photomicrograph of a rat blood smear revealed the presence of Trypanosoma lewisi parasites. T. lewisi is found in the blood of infected rats. These organisms are spread to other rats through the bite of infected rat flea vector, 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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