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Background: Although human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is uncommon among patients from non-endemic countries (NEC), there has been an increase in the number of cases reported in recent years. Methods: A systematic review of the literature was performed. The number of incoming tourists to HAT...

Author(s)
Neuberger, A.; Meltzer, E.; Leshem, E.; Dickstein, Y.; Stienlauf, S.; Schwartz, E.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9, 2, pp e88647
Abstract

Background: East African trypanosomiasis is an uncommon, potentially lethal disease if not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. South Africa, as a centre for emergency medical evacuations from much of sub-Saharan Africa, receives a high proportion of these patients, mostly tourists and...

Author(s)
Frean, J.; Sieling, W.; Pahad, H.; Shoul, E.; Blumberg, L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2018, 75, pp 101-108
Abstract

Background: African trypanosomiasis is a parasitic infection sporadically imported to Europe by tourists or immigrants returning from endemic areas. We present the first and an unusual case of East African trypanosomiasis imported to Poland by a patient returning from a tourist trip to Uganda and...

Author(s)
Paul, M.; Stefaniak, J.; Smuszkiewicz, P.; Esbroeck, M. van; Geysen, D.; Clerinx, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Infectious Diseases, 2014, 14, 111, pp (27 February 2014)
Abstract

Bovine African trypanosomosis (BAT) remains one of the major vector-borne diseases with serious impediment to cattle production and economic advancement in sub-Saharan Africa. The present study evaluated the performance of the trypanosome-species-specific loop-mediated isothermal amplification...

Author(s)
Haji, I. J.; Sugimoto, C.; Kajino, K.; Malele, I.; Simukoko, H.; Chitambo, H.; Namangala, B.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2015, 47, 6, pp 1139-1143
Abstract

Background: Tsetse flies are the biological vectors of African trypanosomes, the causative agents of sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in animals. The tsetse endosymbiont Sodalis glossinidius has been suggested to play a role in tsetse susceptibility to infection. Here we investigate the...

Author(s)
Dennis, J. W.; Durkin, S. M.; Downie, J. E. H.; Hamill, L. C.; Anderson, N. E.; MacLeod, E. T.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2014, 7, 378, pp (19 August 2014)
Abstract

Background: Dogs have been implicated to serve as links for parasite exchange between livestock and humans and remain an important source of emerging and re-emerging diseases including trypanosome infections. Yet, canine African trypanosomosis (CAT), particularly in indigenous dogs (mongrel breed)...

Author(s)
Lisulo, M.; Sugimoto, C.; Kajino, K.; Hayashida, K.; Mudenda, M.; Moonga, L.; Ndebe, J.; Nzala, S.; Namangala, B.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2014, 7, 19, pp (10 January 2014)
Abstract

Background. Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) can affect travelers to sub-Saharan Africa, as well as migrants from disease endemic countries (DECs), posing diagnosis challenges to travel health services in non-disease endemic countries (non-DECs). Methods. Cases reported in journals have been...

Author(s)
Simarro, P. P.; Franco, J. R.; Cecchi, G.; Paone, M.; Diarra, A.; Postigo, J. A. R.; Jannin, J. G.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 1, pp 44-53
Abstract

Two returning safari tourists with African trypanosomiasis were admitted to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, UK in a 3-day period, compared with six cases in the previous 14 years. The first patient, a 51-year-old man, returned from a 14-day game-viewing vacation in the Luangwa Valley of ...

Author(s)
Moore, D. A. J.; Edwards, M.; Escombe, R.; Agranoff, D.; Bailey, J. W.; Squire, S. B.; Chiodini, P. L.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2002, 8, 1, pp 74-76
Abstract

A 56-year-old woman from the USA was bitten by a tsetse fly while visiting a game reserve in Tanzania. While on board a cruise ship from Mombasa to Cape Town, South Africa, she became severely ill with a septic ulcer on her ankle, the site of the bite. She was admitted to a hospital in Cape Town...

Author(s)
Wood, L.; Miller, D.; Jacobs, P.; Mansvelt, E.
Publisher
SA Medical Association Health and Medical Publishing Group, Pinelands, South Africa
Citation
SAMJ - South African Medical Journal, 2002, 92, 7, pp 527-528

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