Trypanosomiasis in an Australian little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus).

  title={Trypanosomiasis in an Australian little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus).},
  author={John T. Mackie and Robyn Stenner and Amber K Gillett and Amanda D Barbosa and U Ryan and Peter John Irwin},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  volume={95 7},
CASE REPORT An adult female Australian little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus) presented with icterus and anaemia. Examination of a blood smear revealed numerous trypanosomes 20.4-30.8 µm long with tapered ends. Necropsy and histological findings were consistent with trypanosome infection of lymphoid tissue and intravascular haemolysis. Sequence and phylogenetic analysis demonstrated this trypanosome species to be genetically distinct and most similar to Trypanosoma minasense and… CONTINUE READING