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Trypanosoma brucei

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A species of Trypanosoma which is the causative agent of trypanosomiasis in horses and other domestic animals.

Description

A species of Trypanosoma which is the causative agent of trypanosomiasis in horses and other domestic animals. It is transmitted by the bites of tsetse flies and is nonpathogenic in man. African sleeping sickness is caused by Trypanosoma gambiense.

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