African sleeping sickness in tourists returning from Tanzania: the first 2 Italian cases from a small outbreak among European travelers.

Diego Ripamonti, Marco Massari, Claudio Arici, Ermanno Gabbi, Claudio Farina, Maria Brini, Carlo Capatti, Fredy Suter

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Abstract

A recent cluster of cases of African trypanosomiasis in humans (HAT) has been reported in tourists (most of whom were European) returning from Tanzania; we describe the first 2 patients (both of whom were Italian travelers) with HAT, who have been treated successfully. Because neither vaccine nor drug prophylaxis is currently recommended and/or available for persons traveling to areas of endemicity, physicians should be alerted about this uncommon but potentially life-threatening disease.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002

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