Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute Cryobank for Human and Animal Trypanosome Isolates to Support Research: Opportunities and Challenges

Human African trypanosomiasis is classified in the category of the most neglected tropical diseases

Abstract

The East African Trypanosomiasis Research Organization (EATRO) was established to carry out research and develop technologies for effective control of trypanosomiasis. In view of this, a trypanosome cryobank was established in Tororo, Uganda, in the mid-1950s to provide materials for research

Citation

Murilla, G.A.; Ndung’u, K.; Thuita, J.K.; Gitonga, P.K.; Kahiga, D.T.; Auma, J.E.; Ouma, J.O.; Rutto, J.J.; Ndung’u, J.M. Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute Cryobank for Human and Animal Trypanosome Isolates to Support Research: Opportunities and Challenges. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2014) 8 (5) e2747. [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002747]

Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute Cryobank for Human and Animal Trypanosome Isolates to Support Research: Opportunities and Challenges

Published 1 January 2014