Challenges in Diagnosing Human African Trypanosomiasis: Evaluation of the MSF OCG project in Dingila, DRC

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/581666
Title:
Challenges in Diagnosing Human African Trypanosomiasis: Evaluation of the MSF OCG project in Dingila, DRC
Authors:
Van Nieuwenhove, Simon
Abstract:
Between late 2010 and the end of 2014 and under extremely difficult conditions, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) carried out a project to combat Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, in the Dingila, Ango and Zobia regions of Orientale Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). HAT in DRC is caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and is transmitted by the tsetse fly (Glossina genus) of the Palpalis group. Without effective treatment, virtually all first-stage HAT patients and one hundred per cent of second-stage patients will die.
Issue Date:
4-Nov-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/581666
Submitted date:
2015-09
Language:
en
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dc.contributor.authorVan Nieuwenhove, Simonen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-04T07:24:12Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-04T07:24:12Zen
dc.date.issued2015-11-04en
dc.date.submitted2015-09en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/581666en
dc.description.abstractBetween late 2010 and the end of 2014 and under extremely difficult conditions, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) carried out a project to combat Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, in the Dingila, Ango and Zobia regions of Orientale Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). HAT in DRC is caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and is transmitted by the tsetse fly (Glossina genus) of the Palpalis group. Without effective treatment, virtually all first-stage HAT patients and one hundred per cent of second-stage patients will die.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectHATen
dc.subjectDRCen
dc.subjecthuman African trypanosomiasisen
dc.titleChallenges in Diagnosing Human African Trypanosomiasis: Evaluation of the MSF OCG project in Dingila, DRCen
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