• Updated estimate of the duration of the meningo-encephalitic stage in gambiense human African trypanosomiasis

      Checchi, F; Funk, S; Chandramohan, D; Haydon, D T; Chappuis, F (BMC, 2015-07-04)
      The duration of the stages of HAT is an important factor in epidemiological studies and intervention planning. Previously, we published estimates of the duration of the haemo-lymphatic stage 1 and meningo-encephalitic stage 2 of the gambiense form of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), in the absence of treatment. Here we revise the estimate of stage 2 duration, computed based on data from Uganda and South Sudan, by adjusting observed infection prevalence for incomplete case detection coverage and diagnostic inaccuracy.