The Fate of Leishmania Donovani and Leishmania Tropica in the Reduviid Blood-Sucking Insect, Triatoma

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  • Department of Bacteriology and Laboratory of Microbiology, School of Medicine, the University of Texas, Galveston

Summary

  1. 1.The flagellates of L. donovani and L. tropica, when fed to various species of Triatoma with defibrinated rabbit blood from ball of absorbent cotton, failed to multiply in this insect, or to survive for more than a day.
  2. 2.It is concluded that Triatoma are not likely to become vectors of cutaneous and visceral leishmaniases, if and when they feed on men or animals suffering from these diseases.

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