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The investigators carried out a comparative evaluation of twelve or parasitological techniques used nowadays in the diagnosis of human trypanosomiasis and parasite isolation in the lymph fluid, blood and cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF). The tests were performed on 64 seropositive suspects selected with TESTRYP-CATT among 661 attendants examined at the Projet de(More)
The solution to the problem of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) first of all requires improved case detection. Effective tests have been available for a number of years but the results of medical surveys are still mediocre, mainly because the populations are poorly mobilized. Those few mobile teams still visiting villages obtain very low presentation(More)
Using an auto-administered questionnaire, a cluster sample survey was carried out in January 1990 among 2433 secondary schoolchildren in Bouake (Cote d'Ivoire). The prevalence rate of asthma was fairly high (10.8%), as well as that of wheezing (19.8%), dyspnea (42.8%), broncho-pulmonary diseases (25.8%) and smoking habit (14.5%). The results are discussed(More)
An epidemiological risk indicator based on purely entomological factors can be used to identify regions which are at higher risk of transmission within the endemic forest zones of Ivory Coast, and can serve to point out biotopes to be treated to make antivector campaigns more effective. In the forests of Ivory Coast, so-called socially open environments(More)
The purpose of this study was to classify the risk for transmission of African human trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) according to population and settlement densities in four different areas of Zoukougbeu, Cote d'Ivoire, where the exact location of cases reported since 1990 is known. Epidemiological risk indexes were calculated from entomological data(More)
A case-control study on risk factors of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense human african trypanosomiasis was carried out in 111 patients diagnosed in the three main foci of Ivory coast. Each case was age and sex matched with one seronegative control living in the same locality. Based upon previous epidemiological surveys conducted in similar areas, the potential(More)
In the forests of Côte d'Ivoire a surveillance network is needed to quickly and continuously detect cases of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT). This requires knowledge of high risk areas, and thus of an appropriate epidemiological indicator. Study of several HAT foci in Côte d'Ivoire shows a striking correlation between epidemiological risk and settlement(More)
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