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Prevalence of Human Sleeping Sickness in Western Kenya

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Рубрика: Генетика. Микробиология

Автор(ы): Albert Mwongula Wanjala,Patrick Okoth Kirsteen and Geoffrey Wekesa Wanga

Язык: Английский

Издательство: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783847322658

Баркод: 9783847322658

Год: 2012

Наличие книги: Отгружается в течение двух недель

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Страниц: 52

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Human sleeping sickness is a zoonotic disease which is transmitted by a tsetse fly vector known as Glossina species. Basically, two types of sleeping sickness affecting human are known namely Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and Trypanosoma brucei rhodensiense. According to WHO, the disease occurs in 36 sub Saharan countries within the distribution of the tsetse fly belt. Human sleeping sickness may not be a known world-wide killer disease such as malaria and AIDS; however, it is an important disease in sub-Saharan Africa and is responsible for a considerable degree of suffering and mortality in countries where it is endemic. There is need to determine the prevalence of Human sleeping sickness since the disease can confused to be witchcraft or some immune-competent disease for example AIDS. Busia County of Western Kenya lies in the tsetse fly belt and therefore, sleeping sickness disease is of great a public health concern. The ability to predict the likelihood of an epidemic would enable...

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