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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012


Multiorgan Dysfunction Caused by Travel-associated African Trypanosomiasis

Lucy E. CottleComments to Author , Joanna R. Peters1, Alison Hall, J. Wendi Bailey, Harry A. Noyes, Jane E. Rimington, Nicholas J. Beeching, S. Bertel Squire, and Mike B.J. Beadsworth
Author affiliations: Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK (L.E. Cottle, J.R. Peters, A. Hall, N.J. Beeching, S.B. Squire, M.B.J. Beadsworth); Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool (J.W. Bailey, N.J. Beeching, S.B. Squire, M.B.J. Beadsworth); University of Liverpool, Liverpool (H.A. Noyes); Hawkshead Medical Practice, Ambleside, UK (J.E. Rimington)

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Table 2

Reports to ProMED-mail of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense infections associated with travel to or bordering Zambia, 2010*

Month of report ProMED-mail archive no. Nationality of patient Travel activity Area visited
September 20100915.3338 Zambian Visiting game ranch South Luangwa Valley, Zambia
20100915.3338 American Hunting safari South Luangwa Valley, Zambia
October† 20101022.3833 British Camping safari South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambez National Park, Kafu National Park, Zambia
20101022.3833 British Visiting national park Mana Pool National Park, Zimbabwe (bordering Zambia)
November 20101111.4093 South African national of Scandinavian origin Hiking Luangwa River area, Zambia

*Reports in (6). Since the start of 2005, 11 other cases of T. b. rhodesiense infection in travelers have been reported in ProMED-mail; those cases were acquired in Uganda (1), Tanzania (3), and Malawi (7).
†Case presented in this report.

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1Current affiliation: Worthing Hospital, Worthing, UK.