Ceva on the front line Against Zoonoses :
the fight Against trypanosomiasis
The SOS Uganda project* is an example of the success of the integrated control approach.
Each year, 500.000 new human cases of trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) are detected in Africa, where living in the absence of care, death is inescapable. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 55 million people lives in rural regions are exposed to the tsetse fly. The large ruminants, and particularly the cattle, represent the carrier of trypanosomes even if they lodge the parasite without appearing to suffer from it.
The parasitic treatment of herds reduces the number of cases of human mortality.
The SOS Uganda project* is an example, this strategy which combines the improvement of animal health and human health. The infected cattle are treated and cured by injecting trypanocides (VERIDIUM® or VERIBEN®) then protected from new infections by a monthly spray with our acaricide (Vectocid®). This project was conceived by the veterinary scientists of the universities of Edinburgh in Scotland and
Makerere in Uganda. The project is supported in the field by the laboratory CEVA Santé Animale and a caritative institution IKARE.
*Stamp Out Sleeping sickness