First outbreak of Trypanosoma evansi in camels in metropolitan France.

  title={First outbreak of Trypanosoma evansi in camels in metropolitan France.},
  author={Marc Desquesnes and G{\'e}raldine Bossard and Delphine Patrel and St{\'e}phane Herder and Olivier Patout and Elisabeth Lepetitcolin and Sophie Th{\'e}venon and David Berthier and Dubravka Pavlovi{\'c} and Roland Brugidou and Ph Jacquiet and François Schelcher and Bernard Faye and Louis Touratier and G{\'e}rard Cuny},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  volume={162 23},
The first outbreak of trypanosomosis caused by Trypanosoma evansi in camels in France was reported on a farm in the Aveyron Department. Five camels were imported from the Canary Islands to the farm in early July 2006, and trypanosomes were observed on a stained blood smear from one of them, which died in October. On further investigations, trypanosomes were observed in the blood of five camels, three of them indigenous to the farm and two that had been imported. On the basis of microscopical… CONTINUE READING


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