New developments in human African trypanosomiasis.

  title={New developments in human African trypanosomiasis.},
  author={Reto Brun and Oliver Balmer},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  volume={19 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review recent literature on human African trypanosomiasis, focussing on genome sequencing, diagnosis and drug discovery, and typing of trypanosomes. RECENT FINDINGS The most important recent development has been the completion of the Trypanosoma brucei genome which will greatly facilitate the discovery of new drug targets and genetic markers. Correct staging of the disease is of key importance for treatment. The analysis of sleep patterns is a promising new method to this… CONTINUE READING
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