Experimental transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi through the genitalia of albino mice.

  title={Experimental transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi through the genitalia of albino mice.},
  author={Lissette M Herrera and Servio Urdaneta-Morales},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  volume={96 5},
Trypanosoma cruzi is usually transmitted by contact with the excreta of infected Triatominae; among non-vectorial infections, direct transmission through coitus has been proposed. We investigated this possibility by instilling, through the external meatus of the vagina and the penis of previously anesthetized NMRI albino mice, blood of mice infected with strains isolated from Didelphis marsupialis (opossum, strain CO57), Rattus rattus (rat, strain CO22) and human (strain EP). Some animals were… CONTINUE READING


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