n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Abstracts

Volume 24, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... Human African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, causes around 100 000 deaths every year. There are two pathogens involved: Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, which causes an acute form of the disease, and T. b. gambiense, which causes a chronic form. T. b. rhodesiense is found in East Africa and T. b. gambiense in Central and West Africa. However, although traditionally the 2 parasite species, and so the two diseases, are thought of as geographically separate, Uganda is a region in which there could be potential overlap, and where two disease foci are expanding towards each other. The history of sleeping sickness in ..

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