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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-48

Recommendations for control of East African sleeping sickness in Uganda

Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

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Simon Kotlyar
Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.59250

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East African sleeping sickness, caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, is prominent in Uganda and poses a serious public health challenge in the region. This publication attempts to provide key components for designing a strategy for a nationwide initiative to provide insecticide-treatment of the animal reservoir to control T. b. rhodesiense. The contents of this article will focus on insecticide-based vector control strategies, monitoring and evaluation framework, and knowledge gaps required for future initiatives.

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