Pathogens

Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense
(parasite)

Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense is a protozoal (single-celled) parasite and belongs to the family of Trypanosomatidae.

The infection with this parasite may cause the acute form of African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) involving symptoms such as fever and meningoencephalitis.

Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense is primarily transmitted by tsetse flies.

For a successful inactivation of parasites, specific disinfectants effective against parasites are required.


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