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Description:This is a micrograph of a rat blood smear revealing Trypanosoma lewisi parasites using a Giemsa stain technique.
Trypanosoma lewisi is a sporozoan parasite that is found in the blood of infected rats, and spread to other rats through the bite of infected rat fleas, Nosopsyllus fasciatus, as vectors.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date:1977
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CDC Organization
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