Central point sampling from cattle in livestock markets in areas of human sleeping sickness

Eric Fevre, A Tilley, K Picozzi, J Fyfe, I Anderson, J W Magona, D J Shaw, M C Eisler, S C Welburn

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Abstract

We present the results of a study to determine the value of central point sampling in cattle markets as a means of estimating the trypanosomiasis (T. brucei s.l.) prevalence in the surrounding landscape in Uganda. We find that in the epidemic area studied, central point sampling is a good predictor of prevalence in surrounding villages, but not in endemic areas. We also find that animals infected with trypanosomiasis are more likely to be brought for sale in livestock markets in endemic areas; we discuss these results in relation to the prevention of the spread of sleeping sickness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-32
Number of pages4
JournalActa Tropica
Volume97
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Sleeping sickness
  • Trypanosomiasis
  • Cattle
  • Market
  • Sampling

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