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Research Article

Clinical Presentation of T.b. rhodesiense Sleeping Sickness in Second Stage Patients from Tanzania and Uganda

  • Irene Kuepfer mail,

    irene.kuepfer@unibas.ch

    Affiliations: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Emma Peter Hhary,

    Affiliation: Kaliua Health Centre, Kaliua, Tanzania

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  • Mpairwe Allan,

    Affiliation: Lwala Hospital, Lwala, Uganda

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  • Andrew Edielu,

    Affiliation: Lwala Hospital, Lwala, Uganda

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  • Christian Burri,

    Affiliations: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Johannes A. Blum

    Affiliations: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Published: March 01, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000968

About the Authors

Irene Kuepfer, Christian Burri, Johannes A. Blum
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Irene Kuepfer, Christian Burri, Johannes A. Blum
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Emma Peter Hhary
Kaliua Health Centre, Kaliua, Tanzania
Mpairwe Allan, Andrew Edielu
Lwala Hospital, Lwala, Uganda

Corresponding Author

Email: irene.kuepfer@unibas.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IK CB. Performed the experiments: IK EPH. Analyzed the data: IK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IK AE. Wrote the paper: IK. IMPAMEL III trial coordinator: IK. Local Principal Investigator of the IMPAMEL III program: EPH. Principal Investigator IMPAMEL III program: JAB. Local Principal Investigator in Lwala Hospital/Uganda at time of data collection: MA. Local Principal Investigator in Lwala Hospital/Uganda at time of data collection (after Dr. Allan left): AE. PhD supervisor: CB.