Volume s1-18, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Several species and subspecies of American deer mice, genus , were inoculated with .

  • 1.  In the following species and subspecies infection ran an acute course: and . No crises of trypanosomes were demonstrable. All animals of the above species succumbed to the disease within two weeks.
  • 2.  In the following species and subspecies the infection ran a subacute course: and . Frequent crises and relapses of were demonstrable in the peripheral blood of these animals. The minimum period of life was 34 days, the maximum over 250 days, and the general average 95 days. From the first sign of infection until their death, their blood was infective and fatal to and , killing them within 15 days.
  • 3.  The possibility of wild mice being reservoir hosts for pathogenic trypanosomiases is suggested.


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  • Received : 14 Aug 1937
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