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Title: Haemoparasitic Infections in Cattle from a Trypanosoma brucei Rhodesiense Sleeping Sickness Endemic District of Eastern Uganda

Date Published: 2020
Author/s: Enock Matovu, Claire Mack Mugasa, Peter Waiswa, Annah Kitibwa, Alex Boobo and
Joseph Mathu Ndung’u
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Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity, Makerere University Kampala,
P.O. Box 7062 Kampala, Uganda; (E.M.); (P.W.); (A.K.); (A.B.)
2 Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, CH 1202 Geneva
Keywords: Haemoparasites; human African trypanosomiasis; elimination; animal reservoirs


We carried out a baseline survey of cattle in Kaberamaido district, in the context of controlling the domestic animal reservoir of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense human African trypanosomiasis (rHAT) towards elimination. Cattle blood was subjected to capillary tube centrifugation followed
by measurement of the packed cell volume (PCV) and examination of the buffy coat area for motile trypanosomes.