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Is the african sleeping disease (african trypanosomiasis) a bacteria or a virus or what?

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In brief: Parasite

African trypanosomiasis, also known as "sleeping sickness, " is caused by microscopic parasites of the species trypanosoma brucei.
It is transmitted by the tsetse fly (glossina species), which is found only in rural africa.

In brief: Parasite

African trypanosomiasis, also known as "sleeping sickness, " is caused by microscopic parasites of the species trypanosoma brucei.
It is transmitted by the tsetse fly (glossina species), which is found only in rural africa.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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