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African sleeping sickness

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African sleeping sickness a.k.a. African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness is a parasitic disease of humans and other animals. It is caused by protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei. There are two types that infect humans, Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. T.b.g causes over 98% of reported cases. Both are usually transmitted by the bite of an infected tsetse fly and are most common in rural areas.

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Google previewCharacterization of Pentatricopeptide Repeat (PPR) Proteins in Trypanosoma Brucei (2007)

African sleeping sickness is a re-emerging disease which is fatal if left untreated. Lack of preventative measures, decrease in population screening, and diagnosis or treatment difficulties are some of the reasons why the disease is re-emerging ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

brucei gambiense causes African sleeping sickness in western and central Africa. The subspecies T. brucei rhodesiense, transmitted by the tsetse fly, causes African sleeping sickness in eastern and southern Africa. T. cruzi ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

erysipelas/Saint Anthony's fire shingles fifth's disease sleeping sickness/ African sleeping sickness frambesia/yaws smallpox/variola German measles spotted fever glandular fever/infectious mononucleosis/mononucleosis strep throat/septic ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

AFQ Abbreviation aflatoxin-Q African Sleeping Sickness A disease of the nervous ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

by the trypanosome (a parasitic protozoan which causes the disease African sleeping sickness). Most of these sites are near the ends, ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

African sleeping sickness. See African trypanosomiasis. African tick fever. See relapsing fever. African tick typhus, a rickettsial infection transmitted by ixodid ticks and characterised by fever, chills, maculopapular rash, headache, myalgia, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

AFRICAN SLEEPING SICKNESS See Human Trypanosomiasis. AFRICAN SWINE FEVER An arboviral disease of uncertain taxonomic placement .

Google previewDictionary of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology (1998)

by O. P. Singh, S. K. Srivastava

These are blood sucking flies that transmit the parasite Trypanosoma and cause African sleeping sickness. Slurry: A thick ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (2007)

by Myrna Breskin, Kevin Dumith, Enid Pearsons, Robert Seeman

African sleeping sickness a potentially fatal infection transmitted by the tsetse fly, characterized by fever and deep coma; African trypanosomiasis. African tickbite fever /tik'bit' / a disease caused by a bacterium, Rickettsia africae, in Southern ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition (2016)

by Herman Koren

African sleeping sickness — See African trypanosomiasis. African tick fever — See relapsing fever. African tick typhus — A rickettsial infection transmitted by ixodid ticks and characterized by fever, maculopapular rash, and swollen lymph ...

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