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Transmission Dynamics of Rhodesian Sleeping Sickness at the Interface of Wildlife and Livestock Areas

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Auty, Harriet, Morrison, Liam J, Torr, Steve ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9550-4030 and Lord, Jennifer (2016) 'Transmission Dynamics of Rhodesian Sleeping Sickness at the Interface of Wildlife and Livestock Areas'. Trends in Parasitology, Vol 32, Issue 8, pp. 608-621.

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Abstract

Many wilderness areas of East and Southern Africa are foci for Rhodesian sleeping sickness, a fatal zoonotic disease caused by trypanosomes transmitted by tsetse flies. Although transmission in these foci is traditionally driven by wildlife reservoirs, rising human and livestock populations may increase the role of livestock in transmission cycles. Deciphering transmission dynamics at wildlife and livestock interface areas is key to developing appropriate control. Data are lacking for key parameters, including host distributions, tsetse density, and mortality rates, and the relative roles of livestock and wildlife as hosts in fragmented habitats, limiting the development of meaningful models to assist in the assessment and implementation of control strategies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 505 Diptera
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 705 Trypanosomiasis
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2016.05.003
Depositing User: Jessica Jones
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 15:03
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:12
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/5924

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