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Research Article

Quantifying the Burden of Rhodesiense Sleeping Sickness in Urambo District, Tanzania

  • Lucas E. Matemba,

    Affiliations: Tabora Research Centre, National Institute for Medical Research, Tabora, Tanzania, Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Eric M. Fèvre,

    Affiliation: Ashworth Laboratories, Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Stafford N. Kibona,

    Affiliation: Tabora Research Centre, National Institute for Medical Research, Tabora, Tanzania

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  • Kim Picozzi,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Sarah Cleaveland,

    Affiliation: Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Alexandra P. Shaw,

    Affiliation: AP Consultants, Abbotts Ann, Andover, United Kingdom

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  • Susan C. Welburn mail

    sue.welburn@ed.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000868

About the Authors

Lucas E. Matemba, Stafford N. Kibona
Tabora Research Centre, National Institute for Medical Research, Tabora, Tanzania
Lucas E. Matemba, Kim Picozzi, Susan C. Welburn
Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Eric M. Fèvre
Ashworth Laboratories, Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sarah Cleaveland
Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Alexandra P. Shaw
AP Consultants, Abbotts Ann, Andover, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: sue.welburn@ed.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LEM EMF SNK KP SC SCW. Performed the experiments: LEM. Analyzed the data: LEM EMF APS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SNK APS. Wrote the paper: LEM SCW.