NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced seeing a significant decrease of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), aka sleeping sickness today. “ … This government...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 A new, single-dose, oral treatment for sleeping sickness is as effective as current treatments and could be a key factor in eliminating disease transmission by 2030, suggests a new...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) or sleeping sickness, only occurs in Sub-Saharan Africa where an estimated 60 million people in 36 countries are at risk. According to the World...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Twenty-two of the 26 provinces that make up the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported human African trypanosomiasis in 2021. Last year, the country recorded 387 cases. These...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved fexinidazole as the first all-oral treatment for both stages of sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis). Fexinidazole was...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) reported recently that Côte d’Ivoire, or Ivory Coast has successfully eliminated human African trypanosomiasis, also known...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) announced last week that the West African nation of Togo has eliminated human African trypanosomiasis or “sleeping sickness”...

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive scientific opinion of fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment that has been shown to be...

A new study, based on 27 years of data from Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, suggests that temperature increases over the last three decades have already caused major declines in local populations...

Health officials in Angola have reported 21 cases of African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness in the past two weeks, according to a Agencia Angola Press report. The cases, reported in the municipality...