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Occurrence of Trypanosoma cruzi in Maryland

Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington

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Abstract

During 1954-1960, 2005 mammals of 18 species collected at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Maryland, were examined for trypanosomes. T. cruzi was found in 10 raccoons between October 31 and November 30. Infection occurred in 2 percent of all raccoons sampled, and in 11.3 percent of the 80 raccoons sampled in November. Examination was by direct smears, stained smears and cultures of heart blood. Although, in previous studies, at least two experimentally infected raccoons exhibited extended parasitemia (14 and 8 weeks), no such continuing parasitemia was observed in the natural infections. No trypanosomes were found in any of the other mammals examined.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Occurrence of Trypanosoma cruzi in Maryland
Series title:
Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington
Volume
29
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1962
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
55-58
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington
First page:
55
Last page:
58
Number of Pages:
4