Millions were affected by the sleeping sickness epidemics that ravaged all of East, West, and South Africa during 1896,1906, 1920, and 1970. During the same period, the causative parasite and the tsetse fly vector were discovered and initial treatment methods were found.
Drugs like Pentamidine have been used extensively to cut the rate of incidence of Trypanosomiasis. Improving the surroundings, by clearing undergrowth from villages, paths, bridges and cleaning water sources have helped in cutting the incidence of this disease.
Latest Publications and Research on TrypanosomiasisDesigning Novel Inhibitors of Trypanosoma brucei. - Published by PubMed
Potential Mechanism of the Anti-trypanosomal Activity of Organoruthenium Complexes with Bioactive Thiosemicarbazones. - Published by PubMed
The nuclear mRNA export receptor Mex67-Mtr2 of Trypanosoma brucei contains a unique and essential zinc finger motif. - Published by PubMed
Serum Arginase, a biomarker of treatment efficacy in human African trypanosomiasis. - Published by PubMed
Secreted proteases of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense: Possible targets for sleeping sickness control? - Published by PubMed