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Human African trypanosomiasis control: Achievements and challenges.

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.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Aksoy S
Buscher P
Lehane M
Solano P
Van Den Abbeele J
Year of Publication
2017
Journal
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Volume
11
Issue
4
Number of Pages
e0005454
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1935-2735
DOI
10.1371/journal.pntd.0005454
Alternate Journal
PLoS Negl Trop Dis
Publication Language
eng