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East African Sleeping Sickness

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Definition

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.

Keywords

Public Health Social Policy Human African Trypanosomiasis Trypanosoma Brucei Animal Reservoir 
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