Accession Number:

ADA126303

Title:

Study of African Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 80-30 Sep 81,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NAIROBI (KENYA)

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

An outbreak of human sleeping sickness was investigated in the Lambwe Valley, Kenya. A total of 358 cattle and 500 people from the epidemic area were examined. Of 15 cattle showing central nervous system dysfunction, 13 were positive for Trypanosome brucei sp., and all of these 13 had typical Trypanosome rhodesiense - type brain lesions. Isolates collected from humans and cattle were cryopreserved for comparison with previous isolates from the area. Isolates from humans and cattle are being compared using neutralization techniques. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE