The relative importance of different wildlife species in the reservoir community for human African trypanosomiasis
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Rhodesian Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is an important zoonosis caused by sub-species of Trypanosoma brucei and transmitted by tsetse flies. A range of species form a host community that maintains HAT transmission. Wilderness areas, where tsetse feed on a range of wildlife hosts, have been identified as a priority for understanding HAT transmission. The relative importance of different wildlife species within the HAT reservoir community is not well understood, and depends on both the ability of the species to maintain and transmit infection and the rate of tsetse feeding.
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14th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Merida, Mexico