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Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, is a multiclonal parasite with high levels of genetic diversity and broad host and geographic ranges. Molecular characterization of South American isolates of T. cruzi has demonstrated homologous recombination and nuclear hybridization, as well as the presence of 6 main genetic clusters or "discrete(More)
The incidence and emergence of tick-borne diseases has increased dramatically in the United States during the past 30 years, yet few large-scale epidemiological studies have been performed on individuals bitten by ticks. Epidemiological information, including disease development, may provide valuable information regarding effectiveness of tick bite(More)
A 9-year-old nonpregnant, nonlactating doe Boer goat was examined because of a 2-day history of not being able to stand. Other than diarrhea associated with coccidiosis in the first year of life, the goat did not have a history of illness. The owner had obtained the goat at approximately 2 months of age. The goat lived with 3 other goats in the same pen on(More)
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