Volume 35, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Examination of blood films for trypanosomes in primates housed at the Tulane University Delta Regional Primate Research Center showed that 47% (32/68) of the Bolivian and 51% (68/135) of Brazilian harbored one or more types: () in 6% to 7% and () spp. or () spp. in 39% and 45%, respectively. Trypanosomes were isolated from a sample of the infected monkeys and morphobiological studies were carried out. Both and were demonstrated. The transmission of by , and was assessed: only transmitted the infection by bite. has not been found previously in Bolivia, nor has any trypanosome been reported previously in .


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