Evaluation of a polymerase chain reaction assay for the diagnosis of bovine trypanosomiasis and epidemiological surveillance in Bolivia

@article{Gonzales2003EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a polymerase chain reaction assay for the diagnosis of bovine trypanosomiasis and epidemiological surveillance in Bolivia},
  author={Jose L Gonzales and Tudor W Jones and Kim Picozzi and Hugo Ribera Cuellar},
  journal={Kinetoplastid Biology and Disease},
  year={2003},
  volume={2},
  pages={8 - 8}
}
BACKGROUND: Sporadic outbreaks of bovine trypanosomiasis have been reported in Bolivia since 1996 when T. vivax and T. evansi were identified for the first time by parasitological means. However, comprehensive epidemiological information concerning T. vivax and T. evansi in the country is lacking. Current parasitological and serological diagnostic methods for trypanosomiasis have important limitations either in their sensitivity or specificity, which can result in unreliable data when applied… CONTINUE READING
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