Fluorescent trypanosomes reveal invasion of skin and beyond following tsetse fly bites

»»Fluorescent trypanosomes reveal invasion of skin and beyond following tsetse fly bites

Trypanosome parasites cause sleeping sickness in Africa. If left untreated, the infection causes coma and eventually death. A study takes a close look at what happens after an infected tsetse fly transmits parasites into the skin of a mouse host and shows that very few parasites are needed to successfully colonize the host. In addition, multiplication of parasites at the bite site creates a reservoir from which parasites can be picked up by subsequent tsetse fly bites

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