Medical Dictionary: Gambian sleeping sickness

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Gambian sleeping sickness: Another name for West African Trypanosomiasis.
Gambian sleeping sickness (condition): West African sleeping sickness from the tsetse fly

Gambian sleeping sickness: There are two types of African trypanosomiasis, also called sleeping sickness, named for the areas in Africa in which they are found. West African trypanosomiasis, also called Gambian sleeping sickness, is caused by a parasite called Trypanosoma brucei gambiense (tri-PAN-o-SO-ma brew-see-eye gam-be-ense). Worldwide, 20,000 new cases of both East and West African trypanosomiasis are reported each year. Few cases of West African trypanosomiasis have been reported in the United States. 1

More information on medical condition: West African Trypanosomiasis:

1. excerpt from West African Trypanosomiasis: DPD

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