Accession Number : ADA547774


Title :   African Trypanosomiasis


Corporate Author : INOVA CENTRAL LAB FAIRFAX VA


Personal Author(s) : Klassen-Fischer, Mary K ; Meyers, Wayne M ; Neafie, Ronald C


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a547774.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : African trypanosomiasis is infection by protozoan hemoflagellates of the Trypanosoma brucei complex, subspecies of which cause disease in humans: Trypanosoma brucei gambiense causes Gambian (chronic) trypanosomiasis and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense causes Rhodesian (acute) trypanosomiasis. A third economically important subspecies, Trypanosoma brucei, causes nagana, a fatal disease of animals, but does not infect humans.


Descriptors :   *INFECTIOUS DISEASES , *TRYPANOSOMA , *TRYPANOSOMIASIS , AFRICA , ANIMALS , DISEASES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE