Researchers map African sleeping sickness

Researchers working in sub-Saharan Africa have mapped African sleeping sickness risk areas.

8 February 2013

The Wellcome Trust blog reports on the work of researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations and Edinburgh University, who have been mapping risk levels of Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), more commonly known as sleeping sickness, in affected populations in sub-Saharan Africa. The WHO classifies sleeping sickness as a neglected tropical disease that can be fatal if left untreated.

Read the full article here.

Read the study article, published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.