Comparison of the virulence of Trypanosoma congolense strains isolated from cattle in a trypanosomiasis endemic area of eastern Zambia.

@article{Masumu2006ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the virulence of Trypanosoma congolense strains isolated from cattle in a trypanosomiasis endemic area of eastern Zambia.},
  author={Justin Masumu and Tanguy Marcotty and D. M. Geysen and Stanny Geerts and Jozef Vercruysse and Pierre Dorny and P Van den Bossche},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={497-501}
}
The virulence of 31 genetically different Trypanosoma congolense strains belonging to the Savannah subgroup and isolated from cattle at 11 sites in a trypanosomiasis endemic area of eastern Zambia was compared. Virulence testing, done in OF1 mice, revealed three virulence categories. Strains were considered extremely virulent when the median survival time ranged between 5 and 9 days. Moderately virulent strains had a median survival time between 10 and 30 days and low virulence, more than 30… CONTINUE READING

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