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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

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Risk for Human African Trypanosomiasis, Central Africa, 2000–2009

Pere P. Simarro1Comments to Author , Giuliano Cecchi1, José R. Franco, Massimo Paone, Eric M. Fèvre, Abdoulaye Diarra, José Antonio Ruiz Postigo, Raffaele C. Mattioli, and Jean G. Jannin
Author affiliations: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (P.P. Simarro, J.R. Franco, J.G. Jannin); Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy (G. Cecchi, M. Paone, R.C. Mattioli); University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK (E.M. Fèvre); World Health Organization, Brazzaville, Congo (A. Diarra); World Health Organization, Cairo, Egypt (J.A. Ruiz Postigo)

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Table 2

Estimated risk for infection with Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in 6 countries, central Africa, 2000–2009*

Country Risk category
Total
Very high High Moderate Low Very low
Cameroon 0 (0); 0 0 (0); 0 28 (22); 97 236 (80); 87 366 (71); 1 630 (172); 185
Central African Rep 29 (59); 6,075 33 (123); 1,193 115 (212); 287 133 (140); 28 65 (78); 0 374 (612); 7,583
Chad 0 (0); 0 109 (33); 2,884 110 (34); 76 120 (34); 19 119 (36); 1 458 (137); 2,980
Congo 3 (16); 1,250 105 (205); 2,266 479 (367); 1,169 443 (337); 68 138 (164); 3 1,168 (1,089); 4,756
Equatorial Guinea 0 (0); 0 2 (4); 42 27 (37); 130 8 (16); 1 4 (8); 0 40 (65); 173
Gabon 0 (0); 0 2 (6); 161 21 (58); 116 19 (69); 24 762 (36); 27 804 (168); 328
Total 32 (74); 7,325 251 (372); 6,546 780 (730); 1,875 959 (675); 227 1,453 (392); 32 3,475 (2,244); 16,005

*Values are no. persons x 103 at risk (area in km2 × 102 at risk); no. cases of human African trypanosomiasis. Risk categories are defined in Table 1. Rep, Republic.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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