n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Abstracts
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Feb 2006|
|Pages||92 - 93|
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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