LM of blood infected with parasitic protozoans

LM of blood infected with parasitic protozoans

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Credit: M.I. WALKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Light micrograph (phase contrast) of blood infected with parasitic protozoans, members of the Trypanosoma brucei group that cause African sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis) in man & cattle. The organisms appear as elongated, ribbon- like objects, stained purple; numerous red blood cells appear grey. T.b. rhodesiense causesRhodesian sleeping sickness primarily in cattle and is transmitted by the tsetse fly Glossina morsitans. T.b. gambiense, which causes Gambian sleeping sickness that mainly affecting man, is transmitted by G. palpalis. Magnification: X 320 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: african, african sleeping sickness, condition, disease, disorder, healthcare, images, light micrograph, magnified image, medical, medicine, microscopic photos, parasite, protozoan, sleeping sickness, subjects, trypanosoma brucei

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