African trypanosomiasis affects both man and his domestic animals, and is fatal if untreated.
The risk of epidemics makes the disease a major public health problem in 36 sub-Saharan African countries, where some 50 million people are at risk of contracting the disease.
Continued suppression of the disease through medical surveillance is indispensable to prevent epidemics which are difficult and costly to control.
Recent epidemics and flare-ups have occurred in certain countries due to breakdown in medical surveillance occasioned by political, social and economic factors.
The development of new tools through research over the last decade has improved the diagnosis of patients and vector control.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trypanosomiase africaine, Trypanosomiase, Protozoose, Infection, Afrique, Epidémiologie, Lutte phytosanitaire, Homme, Traitement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : African sickness, Trypanosomiasis, Protozoal disease, Infection, Africa, Epidemiology, Pest and disease control, Human, Treatment
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