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African sleeping sickness

African
sleeping
sickness
is an acrostic for ass.

Explanation

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 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 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 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 previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

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 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 previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

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

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

Also called African sleeping sickness, sleeping sickness. Kinds include Gambian trypanosomiasis, Rhodesian trypanosomiasis. See also trypanosomiasis. African trypanosomiasis: parasites in blood (Kumar et al, 2010) Afrin, an adrenergic ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

Also called African sleeping sickness, sleeping sickness. Kinds include Gambian trypanosomiasis, Rhodesian trypanosomiasis. See also trypanosomiasis. African trypanosomiasis: parasites in blood (Kumar et al, 2010) Afrin, an adrenergic ...

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