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Research Article

Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense Transmitted by a Single Tsetse Fly Bite in Vervet Monkeys as a Model of Human African Trypanosomiasis

  • John K. Thuita,

    Affiliation: Trypanosomiasis Research Centre, (KARI-TRC), Kikuyu, Kenya

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  • John M. Kagira,

    Affiliation: Trypanosomiasis Research Centre, (KARI-TRC), Kikuyu, Kenya

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  • David Mwangangi,

    Affiliation: Trypanosomiasis Research Centre, (KARI-TRC), Kikuyu, Kenya

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  • Enock Matovu,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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  • C. M. R. Turner,

    Affiliation: Division of Infection and Immunity, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, and Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Daniel Masiga mail

    dmasiga@icipe.org

    Affiliations: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Published: May 14, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000238

About the Authors

John K. Thuita, John M. Kagira, David Mwangangi
Trypanosomiasis Research Centre, (KARI-TRC), Kikuyu, Kenya
Enock Matovu
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
C. M. R. Turner
Division of Infection and Immunity, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, and Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Daniel Masiga
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya
Daniel Masiga
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

Corresponding Author

Email: dmasiga@icipe.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: C. Turner, D. Masiga. Performed the experiments: J. Thuita, J. Kagira, D. Mwangangi, D. Masiga. Analyzed the data: J. Thuita. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: D. Masiga. Wrote the paper: J. Thuita, E. Matovu, C. Turner, D. Masiga.