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Volume 13, Number 11—November 2007

Perspective

Conflict and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Michelle Gayer*Comments to Author , Dominique Legros*, Pierre Formenty*, and Maire A. Connolly*
Author affiliations: *World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland;

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Table 2

New cases of trypanosomiasis per year, total population screened, and no. mobile teams for active case finding, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Year New cases Total screened Mobile teams*
1930 >33,000 3,000,000 Unknown
1958 1,218 6,000,000 250
1992 5,825 525,464 4
1998 26,318 1,472,674 33
2003 10,900 2,700,000 40

*One mobile team is able to screen ≈40,000 people in 1 year.

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