African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness is a tropical disease spread by the bite of an infected tsetse fly. It can be fatal if not treated.
TDR is completing studies of the efficacy and safety of a shortened pentamidine treatment for stage 1 of the disease (3 days instead of 7) and nifurtimox-eflornithine combination treatment for stage 2 of the disease.
- Headway on dengue surveillance and outbreak response
- WHO estimates investments needed for neglected tropical diseases
- Bangladesh beats a deadly scourge
- Single dose treatment for visceral leishmaniasis can be effectively given in rural public hospitals
- Guidelines needed to predict, detect and manage dengue outbreaks
- New series on helminth infections R&D agenda