Dual Treatment Among Cattle For Sleeping Sickness Parasites, Flies Cut Disease Cases Among People By 90%, Research Shows

New York Times: New Treatment Slows an Epidemic of Sleeping Sickness
“Cases of human sleeping sickness have fallen greatly in parts of rural Uganda where cattle were given an experimental dual treatment that killed both the parasites that cause the disease and the flies that carry them, researchers in Scotland said Monday…” (McNeil, 11/9).

SciDev.Net: Cattle trial cuts human sleeping sickness
“…A research project run by the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom [in collaboration with Makerere University in Uganda and the Ugandan government] reduced cases of acute sleeping sickness among people living in the target area by 90 percent. … On 9 November the team announced that it plans to roll out the treatment across Uganda, which would cover about 2.7 million cattle…” (Vesper, 11/9).

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