Year 2005
Volume 28
Part 2,
Programme Against African Trypanosomiasis


Numbers 13284–13465

Edited by
John N. Pollock
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Part 215 OctoberJanuary/February

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ACTHadrenocorticotrophic hormone
ALATalanine aminotransaminase
ASATaspartic acid aminotransaminase
b.w.body weight
BIITblood incubation infectivity test
card agglutination test for trypanosomiasis
CD50median curative dose
CNScentral nervous system
CSFcerebrospinal fluid
DNAdeoxyribonucleic acid
ELISAenzyme linked immunosorbent assay
HAThuman African trypanosomiasis
HCThaematocrit centrifugation technique
GISgeographic information system(s)
GPSglobal positioning system(s)
IFATindirect fluorescent antibody test
kit for in vitro isolation of trypanosomes
LC50median lethal concentration
LD50median lethal dose
miniature anion-exchange centrifugation technique
McAbmonoclonal antibody
MWmolecular weight
National Agricultural Research Services/Systems
PCRpolymerase chain reaction
PCVpacked cell volume
ppbparts per billion (109)
ppmparts per million
r.h.relative humidity
RNAribonucleic acid
SITsterile insect technique
sp(p).species (plural)
ssp(p).subspecies (plural)
VATvariable antigen type
VSGvariant surface glycoprotein
WBCwhite blood cell


ANDEAgence Nationale de Développement de l'Elevage
AUAfrican Union
AU/STRCAfrican Union/Scientific, Technical and Research Commission
BICOTBiological Control of Tsetse by the Sterile Insect Technique
CEBVCommunauté Economique du Bétail et de la Viande
CEMVCentre Universitaire de Formation en Entomologie Médicale et Vétérinaire
CGIARConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CIRADCentre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement
CIRAD-EMVTDépartement d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux du CIRAD
CIRDESCentre International de Recherche-Développement sur l'Elevage en Zone Subhumide
CNERVCentre National d'Elevage et de Recherches Vétérinaires
CNRSCentre National de Recherche Scientifique
CREATCentre de Recherche et d'Elevage, Avétonou, Togo
CRSSACentre de Recherches du Service de Santé des Armées Emile Pardé
CTVMCentre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine
DFIDDepartment for International Development (UK)
DSEGerman Foundation for International Development
EC/EUEuropean Community/European Union
EDFEuropean Development Fund
FAOFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FITCAFarming in Tsetse Control Areas of Eastern Africa
GTZDeutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit
IAEAInternational Atomic Energy Agency
IBARInterafrican Bureau for Animal Resources
ICIPEInternational Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
ICPTVIntegrated Control of Pathogenic Trypanosomes and their Vectors
IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development
ILRIInternational Livestock Research Institute
INRAInstitut National de Recherche Agronomique
IPRInstitut Pierre Richet
IRDInstitut de Recherche et de Développement (formerly ORSTOM)
ISCTRCInternational Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control
ITMInstitute of Tropical Medicine
ISRAInstitut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles
ITCInternational Trypanotolerance Centre
KARIKenya Agricultural Research Institute
KETRIKenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute
LCVLaboratoire Central Vétérinaire
LNERVLaboratoire National de l'Elevage et de Recherches Vétérinaires
LSHTMLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MRCMedical Research Council
MRUMano River Union
NITRNigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research
NRINatural Resources Institute
OCCGEOrganisation de Coopération et de Coordination pour la Lutte contre les Grande Endémies
OCEACOrganisation de Coordination pour la Lutte contre les Endémies en Afrique Centrale
OGAPROVOffice Gabonais pour l'Amélioration de la Production de la Viande
OIEOffice International des Epizooties
OMVGOrganisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Gambie
PAATProgramme against African Trypanosomiasis
PATTECPan-African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign
PRCTProjet de Recherches Cliniques sur la Trypanosomiase
RDIRural Development International
RUCARijksuniversitair Centrum Antwerpen
SADCSouthern African Development Community
SIDASwedish International Development Authority
SODEPRASociété pour le Développement des Productions Animales
TDRUNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
TDRCTropical Diseases Research Centre
TPRITropical Pesticides Research Institute
TTRITsetse and Trypanosomiasis Research Institute
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
USAIDUnited States Agency for International Development
USDAUnited States Department of Agriculture
UTROUganda Trypanosomiasis Research Organisation
WHOWorld Health Organization

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1.   General (including land use)

2.   Tsetse biology

(a)   Rearing of tsetse flies

(b)   Taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry

(c)   Distribution, ecology, behaviour, population studies

3.   Tsetse control (including environmental side effects)

4.   Epidemiology: vector-host and vector-parasite interactions

5.   Human trypanosomiasis

(a)   Surveillance

(b)   Pathology and immunology

(c)   Treatment

6.   Animal trypanosomiasis

(a)   Survey and distribution

(b)   Pathology and immunology

(c)   Trypanotolerance

(d)   Treatment

7.   Experimental trypanosomiasis

(a)   Diagnostics

(b)   Pathology and immunology

(c)   Chemotherapeutics

8.   Trypanosome research

(a)   Cultivation of trypanosomes

(b)   Taxonomy, characterisation of isolates

(c)   Life cycle, morphology, biochemical and molecular studies