sleeping sickness

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sleeping sickness:

see encephalitisencephalitis
, general term used to describe a diffuse inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, usually of viral origin, often transmitted by mosquitoes, in contrast to a bacterial infection of the meninges (membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord), known as meningitis.
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; trypanosomiasistrypanosomiasis
, infectious disease caused by a protozoan organism, the trypanosome, which exists as a parasite in the blood of a number of vertebrate hosts. The three variations of the disease that predominate in humans are transmitted by an insect vector.
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sleeping sickness

[′slēp·iŋ ‚sik·nəs]

sleeping sickness

1. an African disease caused by infection with protozoans of the genus Trypanosoma, characterized by fever, wasting, and sluggishness
2. an epidemic viral form of encephalitis characterized by extreme drowsiness
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Urban transmission of human African trypanosomiasis, Gabon.
Caption: Figure 1: Compartmental model for the transmission of human African trypanosomiasis.
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(9.) Nifurtimox-eflornithine combination treatment for sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis): WHO wraps up training of key health care personnel.
Sleeping sickness, or human African trypanosomiasis, is usually fatal without treatment.
Contract notice: Development of a digital system (mobile application, data warehouse, dashboard) in the context of the elimination of hat (human african trypanosomiasis) in dr congo (year 2017).
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), known as African sleeping sickness, is a protozoal infection, the West African form of which is caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense.
A not-for-profit research and development organization, DNDi works to deliver new treatments for neglected diseases, in particular leishmaniasis, human African trypanosomiasis, Chagas disease, specific filarial infections, paediatric HIV, mycetoma, and hepatitis C.
They include Elephantiasis, Leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, Leprosy, Cholera, Lymphatic Filariasis, Dengue haemorrhagic fever, Guinea-worm, Schistosomiasis, Trachoma, and sleeping sickness (also called Human African trypanosomiasis) among others.