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Can you explain to me the symptoms of the african sleeping sickness?

Can you explain to me the symptoms of the african sleeping sickness?

Sx's: People w Trypanosoma Brucei infection may develop a chancre in area of Tsetse fly bite. Other possible sxs: anemia,headache, fatigue, itching, fever, weight loss, swollen lymph nodes, enlarged spleen & pain of muscles & joints. They may sleep during the day but be unable to sleep at night. This may lead to confusion, changes in behavior, coma or death. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the symptoms of the african sleeping sickness?

Could you please describe the symptoms of the african sleeping sickness?

African Sleeping: People w Trypanosoma Brucei infection may develop a chancre in area of Tsetse fly bite. Other possible sxs: anemia,headache, fatigue, itching, fever, weight loss, swollen lymph nodes, enlarged spleen & pain of muscles & joints. They may sleep during the day but be unable to sleep at night. This may lead to confusion, changes in behavior, coma or death. ...Read more

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Could you list and describe the symptoms of the african sleeping sickness?

Could you list and describe the symptoms of the african sleeping sickness?

See below. : There are two phases of the disease. First, headaches, fevers, and muscle ; joint aches can develop in addition to a sore at the bite site. This is followed with a second phase involving issues with sleep including daytime sleepiness, cognitive impairment, tingling and numbness, and issues with balance and coordination. Other neurologic symptoms and signs may be present as well. ...Read more

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How does African sleeping sickness affect human skin?

How does African sleeping sickness affect human skin?

African Sleeping: Sickness. People w Trypanosoma Brucei infection may develop a chancre in area of Tsetse fly bite. Itching of skin is also common. ...Read more

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When was african sleeping sickness first discovered as caused by the bite?

When was african sleeping sickness first discovered as caused by the bite?

No: The disease was known about for hundreds of years before the parasite and the role of its vector, the tsetse fly, were discovered in 1903. ...Read more

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Are there 2 strains of african sleeping sickness?

Are there 2 strains of african sleeping sickness?

Trypanosomaiasis: Brucei have two sub-types: gambiense and rodesiense and these are treated by pentamidine in the former and suramin in the latter. I think the strains refer to the countries of origin, gambia and rhodesia, now called zimbabwe. Both are transmitted by the tse-tse fly. ...Read more

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What are the strains of african sleeping sickness?

What are the strains of african sleeping sickness?

African sleeping sic: Trypanosoma gambiense & trypanosoma rhodesiense.

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Whats the name of the pathogen that causes african sleeping sickness?

Whats the name of the pathogen that causes african sleeping sickness?

Sleeping sickness: African trypanosomiasis, also called sleeping sickness, is caused by a parasite named trypanosoma brucei. The most common way this parasite is transmitted is via a bite of the tsetse fly. When the fly bites a person, it regurgitates & some of the parasites enter the bloodstream of the person. Other ways include: blood transfusion, mother-to-child across the placenta, or rarely sexual transmission. ...Read more

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What's the causative agent of african sleeping sickness?

Trypanosoma brucei : The parasite trypanosoma brucei, transmitted by the tsetse fly. ...Read more

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What's the causative agent behind african sleeping sickness?

What's the causative agent behind african sleeping sickness?

Protozoa: It's caused by a protozoa trypanosoma brucei and transmitted by the tsetse fly. Another interesting african disease is nodding syndrome. ...Read more