History of sleeping sickness in East Africa.

  title={History of sleeping sickness in East Africa.},
  author={Geoff Hide},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={12 1},
  • Geoff Hide
  • Published 1999 in Clinical microbiology reviews
The history of human sleeping sickness in East Africa is characterized by the appearance of disease epidemics interspersed by long periods of endemicity. Despite the presence of the tsetse fly in large areas of East Africa, these epidemics tend to occur multiply in specific regions or foci rather than spreading over vast areas. Many theories have been proposed to explain this phenomenon, but recent molecular approaches and detailed analyses of epidemics have highlighted the stability of human… CONTINUE READING