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Trypanosoma brucei brucei

 

Definition: a protozoan subspecies causing nagana in Africa; it produces fatal disease in camels, acute disease in equine animals, dogs, and cats, and chronic disease in swine, cattle, sheep, and goats; it is transmitted primarily by tsetse flies of the genus Glossina. In wild African ungulates the infection is widespread but rarely fatal.

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