Posts Tagged ‘sleeping sickness’

African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness) and the Skin (For professionals)

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

It is due to a protist (parasites) and transmitted by the Tsetse fly (also Mother-to child transmission and blood transfusions) . Around 60000 individuals (mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa) are infected. Treatment is available. There are two stages called the haemolymphatic and the neurological phase. The haemolymphatic phase is characterized by fever, headache, joint pain and […]

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