New Pathogen or Accidental Exposure?
- 1806 persons from the village were tested serologically
- 410 (22.7%) tested positive from whole blood
- 81 tested positive in serum
- 60 with high titers were tested with blood smears and no trypanosomes were detected
- Probably indicates frequent exposure in the area even though T. evansi is not infective for humans
- More study is required to determine if it can be a human pathogen