Host genetics in African trypanosomiasis.

  title={Host genetics in African trypanosomiasis.},
  author={David Courtin and David Berthier and Sophie Th{\'e}venon and G K Dayo and Andre Garcia and Bruno Bucheton},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  volume={8 3},
In Africa, the protozoan parasite of the genus Trypanosoma causes animal (AAT) and human African trypanosomiasis (HAT). These diseases are responsible for considerable mortality and economic losses, and until now the drugs commonly used have often been very toxic and expensive, with no vaccine available. A range of clinical presentations, from chronic to acute symptoms, is observed in both AAT and HAT. Host, parasite, and environmental factors are likely to be involved in this clinical… CONTINUE READING

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