Programme Against African Trypanosomosis (PAAT)

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Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease transmitted by tsetse flies. The infection can be contracted in several endemic areas in sub-Saharan Africa and, unless correctly diagnosed and properly treated, the disease is usually fatal. While the vast majority of cases of sleeping sickness are detected...
A new open letter published in the journal Open Research Europe presents the project COMBAT to the technical and scientific community. COMBAT (Controlling and progressively minimizing the burden of animal trypanosomosis) is a four year research and innovation project funded by the European Commission, whose ultimate goal is to reduce the...
African animal trypanosomosis (AAT), transmitted by tsetse flies, is arguably the main disease constraint to integrated crop-livestock agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa, and African heads of state and governments adopted a resolution to rid the continent of this scourge. In order to sustainably reduce or eliminate the burden of AAT, a...
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is a lethal neglected tropical disease (NTD) transmitted by the bite of infected tsetse flies. The disease is also known as “sleeping sickness”. During the 20th century it caused enormous suffering in the endemic areas in sub-Saharan Africa. HAT transmission last soared in the late 1990s, triggering...
Animal trypanosomosis, a parasitic disease transmitted by tsetse flies and other blood-sucking insects, poses serious economic problems for livestock farmers in Africa. There is no vaccine, and existing drugs are losing their efficacy because of the emergence of drug-resistant parasites. To fight this wasting and often deadly disease, FAO teamed up...
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