Human African trypanosomiasis in endemic populations and travellers

@article{Blum2011HumanAT,
  title={Human African trypanosomiasis in endemic populations and travellers},
  author={Johannes A. Blum and Andreas Neumayr and C. F. Hatz},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology \& Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={905-913}
}
  • J. Blum, A. Neumayr, C. Hatz
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) or sleeping sickness is caused by the protozoan parasites Trypanosoma brucei (T.b.) gambiense (West African form) and T.b. rhodesiense (East African form) that are transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly, Glossina spp.. Whereas most patients in endemic populations are infected with T.b. gambiense, most tourists are infected with T.b. rhodesiense. In endemic populations, T.b. gambiense HAT is characterized by chronic and intermittent fever, headache… 
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