Insights into the control and management of human and bovine African Trypanosomiasis in Zambia between 2009 and 2019-a review

Mulenga, Gloria M., Henning, Lars, Chilongo, Kalinga, Mubamba, Chrisborn, Namangala, Boniface, and Gummow, Bruce (2020) Insights into the control and management of human and bovine African Trypanosomiasis in Zambia between 2009 and 2019-a review. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 5 (3).

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Tsetse transmitted trypanosomiasis is a fatal disease commonly known as Nagana in cattle and sleeping sickness in humans. The disease threatens food security and has severe economic impact in Africa including most parts of Zambia. The level of effectiveness of commonly used African trypanosomiasis control methods has been reported in several studies. However, there have been no review studies on African trypanosomiasis control and management conducted in the context of One Health. This paper therefore seeks to fill this knowledge gap. A review of studies that have been conducted on African trypanosomiasis in Zambia between 2009 and 2019, with a focus on the control and management of trypanosomiasis was conducted. A total of 2238 articles were screened, with application of the search engines PubMed, PubMed Central and One Search. Out of these articles, 18 matched the required criteria and constituted the basis for the paper. An in-depth analysis of the 18 articles was conducted to identify knowledge gaps and evidence for best practices. Findings from this review provide stakeholders and health workers with a basis for prioritisation of African trypanosomiasis as an important neglected disease in Zambia and for formulation of One Health strategies for better control and/or management of the disease.

Item ID: 65798
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2414-6366
Keywords: trypanosomiasis; control; management; One Health; Zambia
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Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2021 23:55
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