Human African Trypanosomiasis Transmission, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Published Date:Dec 2006
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 12(12):1968-1970.
Democratic Republic Of Congo
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Human African Trypanosomiasis. African Sleeping Sickness
Trypanosoma Brucei Gambiense
Description:To investigate the epidemiology of human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2 entomologic surveys were conducted in 2005. Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and human-blood meals were found in tsetse fly midguts, which suggested active disease transmission. Vector control should be used to improve human African trypanosomiasis control efforts.
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