Tag archive for ‘African trypanosomiasis’
By Robert On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Zambia reports sleeping sickness outbreak in Lusaka Province

An outbreak of the deadly parasitic disease, African sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis has been reported in Rufunsa District in Lusaka Province according to Member of Parliament Kenneth Chipungu. ZambiaImage/CIA The More...

By Robert On Friday, January 10th, 2014

Senegal makes great progress in battle against tse tse fly using Sterile Insect Technique

PRESS RELEASE  A campaign against the tsetse fly, a pest that transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near the capital Dakar has radically reduced the fly population and is paving the More...

By Robert On Monday, May 13th, 2013

What is African sleeping sickness?

Often a fatal disease with 15,000-20,000 cases reported annually, more than 60 million people are at risk  for African sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis, in more than 30 African countries. One of More...

By Robert On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Singapore scientists develop biochip, VereTrop, which can detect 13 tropical diseases from a single drop of blood

Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Veredus Laboratories, a leading supplier of innovative molecular diagnostic tools, announced the release of the “lab-on-chip” More...

By Robert On Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Minneapolis woman contracts sleeping sickness during Zimbabwe safari

A 64-year-old Minneapolis woman, who traveled to Zimbabwe with her husband for a three-week safari trip last month, has been reported as an imported case of African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness. In a letter More...

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