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What are major differences between west nile virus and sleeping sickness?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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In brief: Completey different

Other than the names west nile, and african sleep sickness, which sound related to africa, there are no similarities.
West nile is caused by a viral infection spread by a mosquito. Treatment is supportive only and you basically wait to get better. African sleeping sickness is caused by a parasite spread by a tsetse fly. There are medications used to treat it, but the illness is far more serious.

In brief: Completey different

Other than the names west nile, and african sleep sickness, which sound related to africa, there are no similarities.
West nile is caused by a viral infection spread by a mosquito. Treatment is supportive only and you basically wait to get better. African sleeping sickness is caused by a parasite spread by a tsetse fly. There are medications used to treat it, but the illness is far more serious.
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