Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense

Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense is a protozoal (single-celled) parasite and belongs to the family of Trypanosomatidae.

The infection with this parasite may cause the acute form of African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) involving symptoms such as fever and meningoencephalitis.

Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense is primarily transmitted by tsetse flies.

For a successful inactivation of parasites, specific disinfectants effective against parasites are required.

Knowledge Database

The A-to-Z database provides information on each pathogen, the most common infections that it triggers, its main transmission paths and recommendations on disinfection. In the glossary, you will find explanations of infection control terms. Search now!

This might also interest you