Sleeping sickness: a tale of two diseases

Welburn, SC; Fevre, EM; Coleman, P; Odiit, M; Maudin, I; (2001) Sleeping sickness: a tale of two diseases. Trends in parasitology, 17 (1). pp. 19-24. ISSN 1471-4922 DOI:

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Sleeping sickness presents clinically as two distinct diseases, reflecting the fact that two very different trypanosomes are responsible. The African Rift separating East and West Africa defines the distribution of the two diseases. In this review, Susan Welburn, Eric Fèvre, Paul Coleman, Martin Odiit and Ian Maudlin discuss the biology and distribution of these two diseases in relation to the evolution of hominids in Africa.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Animal, Human, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Trypanosoma, genetics, physiology, Trypanosoma brucei brucei, genetics, physiology, Trypanosoma brucei gambiense, genetics, physiology, Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, genetics, physiology, Trypanosomiasis, African, parasitology
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
PubMed ID: 11137736
Web of Science ID: 169933200010


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