Occurrence, clinical manifestation and the epidemiological implications of naturally occurring canine trypanosomosis in western Kenya.

@article{Matete2003OccurrenceCM,
  title={Occurrence, clinical manifestation and the epidemiological implications of naturally occurring canine trypanosomosis in western Kenya.},
  author={G O Matete},
  journal={The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research},
  year={2003},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={317-23}
}
  • G O Matete
  • Published 2003 in The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research
Domestic dogs were screened for Trypanosoma brucei infection using the haematocrit centrifugation technique as part of routine active surveillance exercises in the Busia and Teso districts of Kenya. The purpose was to assess the role of dogs as sentinels for the occurrence of human sleeping sickness. Out of 200 dogs screened, five were found to be infected at the various test sites. These five succumbed to the disease within four weeks, and exhibited a distinct and pronounced corneal opacity… CONTINUE READING