Trypanosoma lewisi is a parasite of Rattus species and other rodents such as mice and kangaroo rats in America. Among these host species are two endemic species of rats: Rattus macleari, now believed to be extinct, and Rattus nativitatis. It is not very clear whether or not the same lewisi parasite infects both species. However, both parasites are very similar. The northern rat flea, Nosopsyllus fasciatus acts as the vector for the parasite, harboring the epimastigote stage in its midgut. The trypomastigote is the stage that is present in the main host, the rodent. The epimastigote form attaches itself to the rectum of the insect using its flagella to burrow through the rectal walls. The parasites also appear in the flea's feces. Ingestion of either the flea or its feces during grooming in

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  • Trypanosoma lewisi es un microorganismo parásito de las especies del género Rattus y de otros roedores, como los ratones y las ratas canguro en Estados Unidos. (es)
  • Trypanosoma lewisi is a parasite of Rattus species and other rodents such as mice and kangaroo rats in America. Among these host species are two endemic species of rats: Rattus macleari, now believed to be extinct, and Rattus nativitatis. It is not very clear whether or not the same lewisi parasite infects both species. However, both parasites are very similar. The northern rat flea, Nosopsyllus fasciatus acts as the vector for the parasite, harboring the epimastigote stage in its midgut. The trypomastigote is the stage that is present in the main host, the rodent. The epimastigote form attaches itself to the rectum of the insect using its flagella to burrow through the rectal walls. The parasites also appear in the flea's feces. Ingestion of either the flea or its feces during grooming infects the host rodent with the parasites. T. lewisi is normally non-pathogenic but is known to have produced fatal infections in rats. (en)
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  • Trypanosoma lewisi es un microorganismo parásito de las especies del género Rattus y de otros roedores, como los ratones y las ratas canguro en Estados Unidos. (es)
  • Trypanosoma lewisi is a parasite of Rattus species and other rodents such as mice and kangaroo rats in America. Among these host species are two endemic species of rats: Rattus macleari, now believed to be extinct, and Rattus nativitatis. It is not very clear whether or not the same lewisi parasite infects both species. However, both parasites are very similar. The northern rat flea, Nosopsyllus fasciatus acts as the vector for the parasite, harboring the epimastigote stage in its midgut. The trypomastigote is the stage that is present in the main host, the rodent. The epimastigote form attaches itself to the rectum of the insect using its flagella to burrow through the rectal walls. The parasites also appear in the flea's feces. Ingestion of either the flea or its feces during grooming in (en)
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  • Trypanosoma lewisi (es)
  • Trypanosoma lewisi (en)
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