oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Trypanosomiasis in southern Africa with particular reference to cases seen in Johannesburg

Volume 23, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



African human trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness exists in two forms which can be distinguished by the epidemiology, ecology and pathology of the conditions but not on grounds of parasite morphology. Gambian trypanosomiasisis a disease of the evergreen forests of central and western Africa and does not occur in Southern Africa; whilst Rhodesian trypanosomiasis occurs in savannah areas of eastern Africa, extending from south-western Ethiopia through Uganda and the Central and South Nyanza provinces of Kenya, Tanzania Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Rhodesia, to Northern Botswana (Ngamiland) and Eastern Angola (Fig. 1). A previous focus in the Chobe area seems to have been eliminated.

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