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dc.contributor.authorFunk, Sebastian
dc.contributor.editorRenner, Lea
dc.contributor.editorJahns, Sophia
dc.contributor.editorCederbaum, Carla
dc.description.abstractSleeping sickness is a neglected tropical disease that affects rural populations in Africa. Deadly when untreated, it is being targeted for elimination through case finding and treatment. Yet, fundamental questions about its transmission cycle remain unanswered. One of them is whether transmission is limited to humans, or whether other species play a role in maintaining circulation of the disease. In this snapshot, we introduce a mathematical model for the spread of Trypanosoma brucei, the parasite responsible for causing sleeping sickness, and present some results based on data collected in Cameroon. Understanding how important animals are in harbouring Trypanosoma brucei that can infect humans is important for assessing whether the disease could be reintroduced in human populations even after all infected people have been successfully treated.en_US
dc.publisherMathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfachen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSnapshots of modern mathematics from Oberwolfach; 15/2015
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.titleThe mystery of sleeping sickness – why does it keep waking up?en_US
local.subject.snapshotNumerics and Scientific Computing

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