Diversity and spatial distribution of vectors and hosts of T. brucei gambiense in forest zones of, Southern Cameroon: epidemiological implications.

  title={Diversity and spatial distribution of vectors and hosts of T. brucei gambiense in forest zones of, Southern Cameroon: epidemiological implications.},
  author={Jacques Anselme Massussi and Jacques Anselme Massussi and Jean A Mbida Mbida and Champlain Dji{\'e}to‐Lordon and Flobert Njiokou and Claude Laveissi{\`e}re and Jan van der Ploeg},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={114 1},
Host and vector distribution of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense was studied in relation to habitat types and seasons. Six (19.35%) of the 31 mammal species recorded in Bipindi were reservoir hosts. Cercopithecus nictitans was confined to the undisturbed forest and the low intensive shifting cultivation zones, while Cephalophus monticola, Cephalophus dorsalis, Cricetomys gambianus, Atherurus africanus and Nandinia binotata occurred in all the habitat types. As for vectors of human African… Expand
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