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Description:This is a micrograph of a rat blood smear revealing Trypanosoma brucei parasites using a Giemsa stain technique.
African trypanosomiasis, or “sleeping sickness”, a serious infection caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma brucei, is usually spread to humans by the tsetse flies infected by animals and other humans.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date:1977
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CDC Organization
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