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How will giardiasis and sleeping sickness spread?

How will giardiasis and sleeping sickness spread?

Tse tse flies: Sleeping sickness is an infectious disease found in Africa, rarely in the US, and spread by being bitten by Tse Tse flies. Giardia is also an infectious disease, spread by drinking infected water. Giardiasis can also be acquired person to person contact; anal sex is a risk factor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can exist any disease like the sleeping sickness in the unites states?

Can exist any disease like the sleeping sickness in the unites states?

Very Rare Virus: There exists a very rare virus known as eastern equine encephalitis virus or eee sometimes referred to as sleeping sickness found in north, south, central america and the caribbean. Primarily a virus that infects horses, human transmission via mosquito has been reported. No known treatment. Up to 35% fatality rate in humans. "eastern equine encephalitis". Cdc. August 16, 2010. ...Read more

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Is sleeping sickness same as west nile?

Is sleeping sickness same as west nile?

No: Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. Mild sx’s occur in about 20% of people; which can include fever, eye pain, generalized body aches, headaches, feeling really tired, & possible enlarged lymph nodes or rash. About 1% have severe illness which can include neurologic problems. Possible sx’s include: seizures, severe headache w stiffness of the neck, high fever, confusion & weakness. >. ...Read more

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How common is "sleeping sickness" in africa?

How common is "sleeping sickness" in africa?

13,000 reported yr.: West african trypanosomiasis (gambian sleeping sickness) is caused by trypanosoma brucei gambiense & approximately 12, 000 new cases are reported to the world health organization (who) each year. Approximately 1, 000 new cases of east african trypanosomiasis (caused by trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense) are reported to the who annually. ...Read more

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What is sleeping sickness disease? Is it treatable?

What is sleeping sickness disease? Is it treatable?

Sleeping sickness: African Sleeping Sickness is serious blood borne disease transmitted by the tsetse fly which can be lethal. East African trypanosomiasis is caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. West African trypanosomiasis (Gambian sleeping sickness) is caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. Treatment depends on which type. The is also South American Trypanosomiasis. ...Read more

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What causes death in african sleeping sickness?

What causes death in african sleeping sickness?

Coma: The t. Brucei organisms can cross the blood-brain barrier leading to confusion, severe fatigue, sleep reversal, reduced coordination, coma & death. ...Read more

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Are there different types of african sleeping sickness?

Are there different types of african sleeping sickness?

Two types: There are two types, one caused by trypanosoma brucei gambiense and the other caused by trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. They vary in terms of geographic distribution within africa. T.B. Gambiense causes a chronic disease, whereas t.B. Rhodesiense is more acute. ...Read more

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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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What's the causative agent of african sleeping sickness?

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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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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