Introduction: West African Trypanosomiasis


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West African Trypanosomiasis: West African sleeping sickness from the tsetse fly

West African Trypanosomiasis: 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

Researching symptoms of West African Trypanosomiasis: Further information about the symptoms of West African Trypanosomiasis is available including a list of symptoms of West African Trypanosomiasis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for West African Trypanosomiasis: Various information is available about treatments available for West African Trypanosomiasis, prevention of West African Trypanosomiasis, or research treatments for other diseases.

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1. excerpt from West African Trypanosomiasis: DPD

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