East African sleeping sickness


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Rho·de·sian try·pan·o·so·mi·a·sis

a disease of humans caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense in eastern Africa from Ethiopia and Uganda south to Zimbabwe; it is clinically similar to Gambian trypanosomiasis but of shorter duration and more acute in form; patients suffer repeated episodes of pyrexia, become anemic, and frequently die from cardiac failure.

East African sleeping sickness

East African sleeping sickness

a disease of humans caused by Trypanosoma rhodesiense. The parasite is infectious for many animal species which act as reservoirs for humans. The disease is fatal in humans if it is not treated. Keratitis and encephalitis occur in goats and sheep, facial paralysis and emaciation in horses.
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