Sleeping sickness in the region of the town of Kinshasa: a retrospective analysis during the surveillance period 1996-2000.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18243
Title:
Sleeping sickness in the region of the town of Kinshasa: a retrospective analysis during the surveillance period 1996-2000.
Authors:
Ebeja, A; Lutumba, P; Molisho, D; Kegels, G; Miaka mia Bilenge, C; Boelaert, M
Journal:
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Abstract:
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the re-emergence of sleeping sickness is no longer limited to rural areas. Over the course of the past decade, more and more cases have been reported from urban centres such as Kinshasa, Mbuji-mayi, Matadi and Boma. This paper presents a retrospective analysis on the region of Kinshasa over the period 1996-2000, using epidemiological surveillance, individual case files and available entomological data. There are 22 health districts in total; they were classified as urban when the population exceeded 5000 per square kilometre. The Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) control programme reported 2451 parasitologically confirmed new cases between 1996 and 2000, in the entire region of Kinshasa. Affected people (66%) were aged 15-49 years. Cases occurred in every health district, and 956 (39%) occurred in urban residents. Glossina captures in 1999 established the presence of Trypanosoma spp. Local HAT transmission is plausible but not proven. The high number of urban cases necessitates development of control strategies adapted to cities.
Affiliation:
Médecins sans Frontières, Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo. kadima_ebeja@hotmail.com
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Issue Date:
Oct-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18243
PubMed ID:
14516307
Additional Links:
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/tmi
Language:
null
ISSN:
1360-2276
Appears in Collections:
Trypanosomiasis/Sleeping Sickness

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dc.contributor.authorEbeja, A-
dc.contributor.authorLutumba, P-
dc.contributor.authorMolisho, D-
dc.contributor.authorKegels, G-
dc.contributor.authorMiaka mia Bilenge, C-
dc.contributor.authorBoelaert, M-
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-14T11:09:33Z-
dc.date.available2008-02-14T11:09:33Z-
dc.date.issued2003-10-
dc.identifier.citation[Sleeping sickness in the region of the town of Kinshasa: a retrospective analysis during the surveillance period 1996-2000.] 2003, 8 (10):949-55 Trop. Med. Int. Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1360-2276-
dc.identifier.pmid14516307-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/18243-
dc.description.abstractIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, the re-emergence of sleeping sickness is no longer limited to rural areas. Over the course of the past decade, more and more cases have been reported from urban centres such as Kinshasa, Mbuji-mayi, Matadi and Boma. This paper presents a retrospective analysis on the region of Kinshasa over the period 1996-2000, using epidemiological surveillance, individual case files and available entomological data. There are 22 health districts in total; they were classified as urban when the population exceeded 5000 per square kilometre. The Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) control programme reported 2451 parasitologically confirmed new cases between 1996 and 2000, in the entire region of Kinshasa. Affected people (66%) were aged 15-49 years. Cases occurred in every health district, and 956 (39%) occurred in urban residents. Glossina captures in 1999 established the presence of Trypanosoma spp. Local HAT transmission is plausible but not proven. The high number of urban cases necessitates development of control strategies adapted to cities.en
dc.languagefre-
dc.language.isonullen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell-
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/tmi-
dc.rightsArchived on this site with the kind permission of Wiley-Blackwellen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshCongoen
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshTrypanosomiasis, Africanen
dc.subject.meshUrban Healthen
dc.titleSleeping sickness in the region of the town of Kinshasa: a retrospective analysis during the surveillance period 1996-2000.-
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins sans Frontières, Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo. kadima_ebeja@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalTropical Medicine & International Healthen

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