Cluster of African trypanosomiasis in travelers to Tanzanian national parks

Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Jun;8(6):634-5. doi: 10.3201/eid0806.010432.


Game parks in Tanzania have long been considered to be at low risk for African trypanosomiasis; however, nine cases of the disease associated with these parks were recently reported. The outbreak was detected through TropNetEurop, a sentinel surveillance network of clinical sites throughout Europe.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sentinel Surveillance
  • Tanzania / epidemiology
  • Travel
  • Trypanosoma brucei gambiense / isolation & purification*
  • Trypanosomiasis, African / drug therapy
  • Trypanosomiasis, African / epidemiology*