East African Sleeping Sickness

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Form of Human African Trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. It presents as an acute syndrome and is maintained by an animal reservoir. It is transmitted by tsetse flies (Glossinae) – generally a species of the savanna type (morsitans) but can also be transmitted by G. fuscipes fuscipes.


Public Health Social Policy Human African Trypanosomiasis Trypanosoma Brucei Animal Reservoir 
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