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The Burden of Human African Trypanosomiasis
This work highlights areas where data are lacking to properly quantify the impact of these diseases, mainly relating to quantifying under-reporting and disability associated with infection, and challenges the HAT research community to tackle the neglect in data gathering to enable better evidence-based assessments of burden. Expand
Sleeping sickness in Uganda: a thin line between two fatal diseases
The two focuses of human African trypanosomiasis remain discrete, but the area of Uganda affected by the acute form of human sleeping sickness has increased 2.5-fold since 1985, spreading to three new districts within the past five years through movement of infected livestock. Expand
Brucellosis as an Emerging Threat in Developing Economies: Lessons from Nigeria
There appears to be an increasing risk of re-emergence of brucellosis in sub-Saharan Africa, as a result of the co-existence of pastoralist movements and the increase of intensive management resulting from growing urbanization and food demand. Expand
Sleeping sickness: a tale of two diseases
The biology and distribution of sleeping sickness and trypanosomes in relation to the evolution of hominids in Africa are discussed. Expand
Herd prevalence of bovine brucellosis and analysis of risk factors in cattle in urban and peri-urban areas of the Kampala economic zone, Uganda
Vaccination should be targeted at commercial large-scale farms with free-grazing farming to control brucellosis in cattle in and around Kampala city. Expand
Brucellosis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current challenges for management, diagnosis and control.
The bacteriological and serological evidence of brucellosis in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and its epidemiological characteristics are discussed and gaps identified. Expand
A PCR based assay for detection and differentiation of African trypanosome species in blood.
The PCR technique targets the gene encoding the small ribosomal subunit in order to identify and differentiate all clinically important African trypanosome species and some subspecies and yields more detailed information, thereby making it a viable tool for large-scale epidemiological studies. Expand
Ixodid ticks of traditionally managed cattle in central Nigeria: where Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus does not dare (yet?)
The presence of a broad variety of cattle tick species is ascertained, most of which are of veterinary importance, in an area of central Nigeria where acaricides have not been used historically, and suggestions for tick control in the area are considered. Expand
Death of a trypanosome: a selfish altruism.
The most important point that needs to be addressed is whether a single-celled organism can undertake a process that is considered altruistic in PCD, and this chapter discusses this issue. Expand
Crisis, what crisis? Control of Rhodesian sleeping sickness.
There is an urgent need for cost-effective strategies for the sustainable control of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (Rhodesian) sleeping sickness, which is a fatal zoonotic disease that has causedExpand