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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African sleeping sickness in tourists returning from Tanzania : the first 2 Italian cases from a small outbreak among European travelers. / Ripamonti, Diego; Massari, Marco; Arici, Claudio; Gabbi, Ermanno; Farina, Claudio; Brini, Maria; Capatti, Carlo; Suter, Fredy.

In: Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.01.2002.

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Ripamonti, Diego ; Massari, Marco ; Arici, Claudio ; Gabbi, Ermanno ; Farina, Claudio ; Brini, Maria ; Capatti, Carlo ; Suter, Fredy. / African sleeping sickness in tourists returning from Tanzania : the first 2 Italian cases from a small outbreak among European travelers. In: Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2002 ; Vol. 34, No. 1.
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