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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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What are the symptoms of sleeping sickness?

What are the symptoms of sleeping sickness?

Trypanosomiasis: Usually carried by an infected tsetse flies (rare mother infant transmission), this occurs in some sub-saharan african countries. The first stage is fever, headaches, joint pains and itching. When the parasite crosses into the central nervous system, there is confusion, clumsiness, and disturbed sleep. Untreated, it is eventually fatal. Most recent cases have been in democratic republic of congo. ...Read more

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Which cases sleeping sickness and how can it be solved?

Which cases sleeping sickness and how can it be solved?

TseTse fly disease: Please see the review on this at:who | trypanosomiasis, human african (sleeping sickness) www.Who.Int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs259/? disturbance of the sleep cycle, which gives the disease its name, is an important feature of the second stage of the disease. Without treatment, sleeping sickness ... ...Read more

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What is sleeping sickness?

What is sleeping sickness?

Many diseases: Sleeping sickness is a non-specific term that refers to several infectious diseases incuding african trypanosomiasis, eastern equine encephalitis virus, encephalitis lethargica, and many others. ...Read more

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How can I avoid sleeping sickness. pl give me medicene name.?

How can I avoid sleeping sickness. pl give me medicene name.?

Sleeping Sickness: To protect against sleeping sickness, avoid areas in Africa that are heavily infested. Tsetse flies bite during the day. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts of medium or heavier weight that are impregnated w permethrin. Can apply DEET. Wear neutral colored clothing. Use bed nets when sleeping. Keep shrubs & weeds down. ...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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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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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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