Agent Name

Trypanosoma brucei gambiense

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Also Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense;

Category

Infectious Agents

Comments

More than 99% of cases are caused by T.B. gambiense in West Africa. Tsetse flies live in rural areas, not in cities.

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: