Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787Print version ISSN 0034-8910
EVERARD, C. O. R. and SOUSA, Octávio E.. Recovery of Trypanosoma forattinii Coutinho and Pattoli from a Trinidadian rodent. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1972, vol.6, n.3, pp.283-285. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101972000300007.
Recovery of Trypanosoma forattinii from natural infected Oryzomys capito velutinus from Trinidad, is reported. Negative results were obtained with attempts to infect experimentally, several laboratories animals, silvatyc rodents of the same ecological area and several species of triatomids bugs. Positive results were obtained only by using O. capito velutinus born in laboratory.
Keywords : Trypanosoma forattinii; Rodent; Natural infection; Oryzomys capito velutinus.