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What is the difference between african (sleeping sickness) and the american one (chagas disease)?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
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In brief: The bug

The parasite that causes the disease are similar, both are trypanosomes, but the vector(the transmitter of the disease) tse-tse fly for africa vs "kissing bugs" for american version are different.
The course of the disease is also different-chagas hits the heart , african hits the nervous system.

In brief: The bug

The parasite that causes the disease are similar, both are trypanosomes, but the vector(the transmitter of the disease) tse-tse fly for africa vs "kissing bugs" for american version are different.
The course of the disease is also different-chagas hits the heart , african hits the nervous system.
Dr. Robert Greer
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