Domestic animals as potential reservoir hosts of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in sleeping sickness foci in Cameroon.

@article{Njiokou2010DomesticAA,
  title={Domestic animals as potential reservoir hosts of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in sleeping sickness foci in Cameroon.},
  author={Flobert Njiokou and Hermann Nimpaye and Gustave Simo and Guy Roger Njitchouang and Tazoacha Asonganyi and G{\'e}rard Cuny and St{\'e}phane Herder},
  journal={Parasite},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={61-6}
}
An explanation of the endemic nature and/or the resurgence of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) in the historic foci in West and Central Africa may be the existence of an animal reservoir. In some HAT foci, pigs were found infected by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense but the implication of the other domestic animals was not quite evaluated. This study aims to determine the prevalence of T. b. gambiense in domestic animal species (goat, sheep, pig and dog) commonly found in the four active HAT… CONTINUE READING