Trypanosoma evansi Isolated from Capybara (Hidrochaeris hidrochaeris)

Karina Muñoz, Amanda Chávez

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A study was conducted to determine the morphological and biometric characteristics of Trypanosoma isolated from 50 capybaras animals, raised in captivity in the Peruvian Amazon. Trypanosoma was found in 14 blood samples using the microhaematocrit, wide drop, and Giemsa-stain methods and T. evansi was identified through morphological details in all 14 positive samples (the subterminal kinetoplast, the developed undulating membrane, and a long free flagellum were used for the identification of the agent).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-946
Number of pages2
JournalMemorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Capybara
  • Morphometry
  • Peruvian Amazon
  • Trypanosoma evansi


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