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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