Marilyn A Carrington

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BACKGROUND The expansion of sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense beyond its traditional focus in southeast Uganda has been linked with large-scale livestock restocking. To assess the risk presented to the human population by domestic livestock, human-infective T b rhodesiense must be distinguished from non-human-infective T brucei(More)
Many studies have found associations between HLA loci and susceptibility or resistance to both infectious and autoimmune diseases, but often subsequent studies fail to find the same association. Such inconsistencies are not surprising if we consider what is known of the population biology and evolution of HLA genes, especially the consequences of natural(More)
During the latter months of 1998, cases of sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense presented in Soroti district, eastern Uganda, a region which had not previously experienced cases of the disease. Cattle are the main reservoir for T b rhodesiense, by contrast with sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in west Africa(More)
We report a fatal case of Brucella suis endocarditis initially misdiagnosed by automated identification systems as Ochrobactrum anthropi infection in a patient with a history of Marfan syndrome and recreational feral swine hunting. This report emphasizes the need to consider brucellosis as a part of the differential diagnosis of acute febrile illness,(More)
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