Crisis, what crisis? Control of Rhodesian sleeping sickness

SC Welburn, PG Coleman, I Maudlin, EM Fèvre, M Odiit, MC Eisler

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    Abstract

    There is an urgent need for cost-effective strategies for the sustainable control of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (Rhodesian) sleeping sickness, which is a fatal zoonotic disease that has caused devastating epidemics during the past century. Sleeping sickness continues to be controlled by crisis management, using active case detection, treatment and vector control – activities that occur only during major epidemics; during the intervening periods, farmers and communities must fend for themselves. There are several methods for assessing the burden of this disease and there is a series of farmer-led methodologies that can be applied to reduce the burden of human and animal trypanosomiases.
    Translated title of the contributionCrisis, what crisis? Control of Rhodesian sleeping sickness
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)123 - 128
    Number of pages6
    JournalTrends in Parasitology
    Volume22
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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