Domestic pigs as potential reservoirs of human and animal trypanosomiasis in Northern Tanzania

@inproceedings{Hamill2013DomesticPA,
  title={Domestic pigs as potential reservoirs of human and animal trypanosomiasis in Northern Tanzania},
  author={Louise C Hamill and Magai T. Kaare and Susan Christina Welburn and Kim Picozzi},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2013}
}
Pig keeping is becoming increasingly common across sub-Saharan Africa. Domestic pigs from the Arusha region of northern Tanzania were screened for trypanosomes using PCR-based methods to examine the role of pigs as a reservoir of human and animal trypanosomiasis. A total of 168 blood samples were obtained from domestic pigs opportunistically sampled across four districts in Tanzania (Babati, Mbulu, Arumeru and Dodoma) during December 2004. A suite of PCR-based methods was used to identify the… CONTINUE READING