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African Sleeping Sickness in Tourists Returning from Tanzania: The First 2 Italian Cases from a Small Outbreak among European Travelers

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

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 1, pages e18-e22
Published in print January 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/338157
African Sleeping Sickness in Tourists Returning from Tanzania: The First 2 Italian Cases from a Small Outbreak among European Travelers

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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.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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