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Human African trypanosomiasis control: Achievements and challenges

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Aksoy, Serap, Buscher, Phillipe, Lehane, Mike, Solano, Philippe and Van Den Abbeele, Jan (2017) 'Human African trypanosomiasis control: Achievements and challenges'. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol 11, Issue 4, e0005454.

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Abstract

Sleeping sickness, also known as human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), is a neglected disease that impacts 70 million people living in 1.55 million km2 in sub-Saharan Africa. Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been multiple HAT epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa, with the most recent epidemic in the 1990s resulting in about half a million HAT cases reported between 1990 and 2015. Here we review the status of HAT disease at the current time and the toolbox available for its control. We also highlight future opportunities under development towards novel or improved interventions.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 650 Insect vectors
WA Public Health > WA 100 General works
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 705 Trypanosomiasis
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005454
SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 10:30
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:14
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/7034

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