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Human African Trypanosomiasis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Looming Emergency?

  • Epco Hasker,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Pascal Lutumba,

    Affiliation: University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • François Chappuis,

    Affiliation: Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals & University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Victor Kande,

    Affiliation: Programme National de Lutte contre la Trypanosomiase Humaine Africaine, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • Julien Potet,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières - Access Campaign, Paris, France

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  • Anja De Weggheleire,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Charles Kambo,

    Affiliation: CDI Bwamanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Evelyn Depoortere,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Bernard Pécoul mail,

    bpecoul@dndi.org

    Affiliation: Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Marleen Boelaert

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Published: December 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001950

About the Authors

Epco Hasker, Evelyn Depoortere, Marleen Boelaert
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Pascal Lutumba
University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
François Chappuis
Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals & University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Victor Kande
Programme National de Lutte contre la Trypanosomiase Humaine Africaine, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Julien Potet
Médecins Sans Frontières - Access Campaign, Paris, France
Anja De Weggheleire
Médecins Sans Frontières, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Charles Kambo
CDI Bwamanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bernard Pécoul
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: bpecoul@dndi.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.