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Ability of trypanosome-infected tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) to acquire an infection with a second trypanosome species

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Show simple item record Kubi, C. en_US Van den Abbeele, J. en_US Dorny, P. en_US Coosemans, M. en_US Marcotty, T. en_US Van den Bossche, P. en_US 2007-12-06T14:36:21Z 2007-12-06T14:36:21Z 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0022-2585 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A1B en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-P2A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A3A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-P4A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A5A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-ALA en_US
dc.identifier.other ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other U-ANIMAL en_US
dc.identifier.other PARAS en_US
dc.identifier.other U-ENTOM en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other MULTI en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.description.abstract The epidemiology of human and animal trypanosomiasis is determined to a large extent by the number of infected tsetse flies in a specific area. In the field, a substantial proportion of infected flies carry mixed trypanosome infections. The way in which these tsetse flies acquire a mixed infection is not fully understood. In particular, the susceptibility of tsetse flies to sequential infection with trypanosomes is not well understood. Accordingly, laboratory studies were made of the effects of age and prior infection on the probability of Glossina morsitans morsitans (Westwood) developing an infection of Trypanosoma congolense and Trypanosoma brucei brucei after feeding on infected mice. Results of these experiments clearly showed that 20-30-d-old G. m. morsitans can still pick up and develop a mature infection in the mouthparts/hypopharynx for T. congolense or in the salivary glands for T. b. brucei. However, their ability to acquire infection was significantly lower compared with teneral flies. Furthermore, 20-30-d-old flies that already carry a mature T. congolense or T. b. brucei infection remained at least as susceptible to a secondary trypanosome infection compared with noninfected flies of the same age. The immunological and epidemiological repercussions of those findings are discussed. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Protozoal diseases en_US
dc.subject Trypanosomiasis, African en_US
dc.subject Tsetse flies en_US
dc.subject Glossina morsitans morsitans en_US
dc.subject Vectorial competence en_US
dc.subject Mixed infections en_US
dc.subject Trypanosoma congolense en_US
dc.subject Trypanosoma brucei brucei en_US
dc.title Ability of trypanosome-infected tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) to acquire an infection with a second trypanosome species en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 6 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Medical Entomology en_US
dc.citation.volume 42 en_US
dc.citation.pages 1035-1038 en_US
dc.citation.jabbreviation J Med Entomol en_US

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