Human African trypanosomiasis

  title={Human African trypanosomiasis},
  author={R. Brun and J. Blum and F. Chappuis and C. Burri},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • R. Brun, J. Blum, +1 author C. Burri
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) occurs in sub-Saharan Africa. It is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei, transmitted by tsetse flies. Almost all cases are due to Trypanosoma brucei gambiense, which is indigenous to west and central Africa. Prevalence is strongly dependent on control measures, which are often neglected during periods of political instability, thus leading to resurgence. With fewer than 12 000 cases of this disabling and fatal disease reported… CONTINUE READING
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