N R de Sánchez

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Two laboratory maintenance systems of Trypanosoma rangeli were compared. The maintenance by weekly subinoculations in Tobie's culture medium and the intrafemoral inoculation of Rhodnius prolixus with cultured flagellates, resulted in loss of infectivity of the metacyclic salivarian trypomastigotes for mice, ten months after maintenance in culture. With the(More)
Two groups of patients were examined for anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies by immunofluorescence and ELISA (i) inhabitants of the village and surrounding rural area of Tibu, Norte de Santander, Columbia (n = 327) and (ii) employees of the Empresa Colombiana de Petroleos (ECOPETROL, n = 849). The latter group had a lower rate of positive serology (12 as(More)
A new, monomorphic trypanosome, Trypanosoma magdalenae sp. n. was found in five of 38 fish, Petenia kraussii, from the Río Magdalena in Colombia, South America. It is the first trypanosome species designated from freshwater teleosts in Colombia. The trypomastigotes measured in 42.4 micron +/- 2.05 SD (range, 39.8 - 45.6) by 2.1 micron +/- 0.20 (2.0 - 2.5).(More)