Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a vector-borne parasitic disease caused by Trypanosoma, which are protozoa transmitted to humans by tsetse flies (Glossina spp.).
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Information about the East African and West African forms of Trypanosomiasis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Development of Drugs for Treatment of Sleeping Sickness: A Historical Review
Article by Dietmar Steverding outlining the development of anti-sleeping sickness drugs from the discovery of the first bioactive lead compounds to the identification of more modern chemotherapeutic agents.
eMedicine - African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness)
Article by Kitonga P Kiminyo, MD.
Medical Ecology: African Trypanosomiasis
Chapter from a book on parasitic diseases with detailed information on the vector, the human disease and its prevention through control of tsetse flies.
Classification, description and significance, genome structure, cell structure, metabolism and ecology.
Parasites & Vectors: The History of African Trypanosomiasis
Article by Dietmar Steverding summarising the history of this disease from prehistory to current developments, including the factors that determine its control, emergence and spread.
Programme Against African Trypanosomiasis (PAAT)
Combines forces of FAO, IAEA, WHO, AU/IBAR and other relevant stakeholders concerned with the tsetse and trypanosomiasis problem. Includes disease information and maps.
WHO: African Trypanosomiasis
Detailed information from the World Health Organization.
World Health Organization: African Trypanosomiasis
Fact sheets, research progress, and information about WHO efforts to control this deadly sleeping sickness, which is transmitted to humans by tsetse flies.
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