The African Trypanosomes

Part of the World Class Parasites book series (WCPA, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. Gilbert, C. Jenner, J. Pender, D. Rogers, J. Slingenbergh, W. Wint
    Pages 11-24
  3. J.J. McDermott, P.M. Kristjanson, R.L. Kruska, R.S. Reid, T.P. Robinson, P.G. Coleman et al.
    Pages 25-38
  4. John Richard Seed, David W. Boykin
    Pages 65-78
  5. John M. Mansfield, Tinsley H. Davis, Melissa E. Dubois
    Pages 79-96
  6. J. Naessens, D.J. Grab, M. Sileghem
    Pages 97-111
  7. Derek P. Nolan, Jose A. Garcia-Salcedo, Maurice Geuskens, Didier Salmon, Françoise Paturiaux-Hanocq, Annette Pays et al.
    Pages 127-141
  8. John E. Donelson
    Pages 143-158
  9. Samuel J. Black, Noel B. Murphy, Derek P. Nolan
    Pages 159-174
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 175-179

About this book


African trypanosomes are tsetse-transmitted protozoa that inhabit the extracellular compartment of host blood. They cause fatal sleeping sickness in people, and Nagana, a wasting and generally fatal disease, in cattle. While trypanosomes are most common to Africa (about 30% of Africa's cattle graze on the fringe of the tsetse habitat), some species have spread beyond its boarders to Asia, the Middle East and South America.
The African Trypanosomes, volume one of World Class Parasites, is written for researchers, students and scholars who enjoy reading research that has a major impact on human health, or agricultural productivity, and against which we have no satisfactory defense. It is intended to supplement more formal texts that cover taxonomy, life cycles, morphology, vector distribution, symptoms and treatment. It integrates vector, pathogen and host biology and celebrates the diversity of approach that comprises modern parasitological research.


biology morphology parasite parasites protozoa system taxonomy vaccine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7512-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-46894-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-3113
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