African sleeping sickness

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African sleeping sickness

[′af·ri·kən ′slēp·iŋ ′sik·nəs]
(medicine)
A disease of humans confined to tropical Africa, caused by the protozoans Trypanosoma gambiense or T. rhodesiense; symptoms include local reaction at the site of the bite, fever, enlargement of adjacent lymph nodes, skin rash, edema, and during the late phase, somnolence and emaciation. Also known as African trypanosomiasis; maladie du sommeil; sleeping sickness.