The first hemoflagellate was discovered by Valentine in 1841; two years later Gruby established the genus Trypanosoma for a flagel-late in the blood of frogs, and in 1879 Lewis in India described Try-panosoma lewisi Kent of the rat (Belding, 1965:141).
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Belihar, Robert Patrick, "The cat flea, Ctenocephalides Felis, as a potential vector of Trypanosoma Lewisi" (1968). Theses and Dissertations. 7625.
Fleas; Fleas as carriers of disease; Rats