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na·ga·na

(nah-gah'nah),
An acute or chronic disease of cattle, dogs, pigs, horses, sheep, and goats in sub-Saharan Africa; marked by fever, anemia, and cachexia, varying in severity with the parasite and the host. A collective term for diseases caused by the protozoan parasites Trypanosoma brucei brucei, T. congolense, and T. vivax.

nagana

also

n'gana

(nə-gä′nə)
n.
An often fatal disease of domestic animals in sub-Saharan Africa, caused by various trypanosomes transmitted by tsetse flies and characterized by fever, anemia, and emaciation.

nagana

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25) Pastoralists in East and West Africa were also familiar with nagana.
Nagana causes impaired bovine fertility, reduction in herd size, low milk yields, retarded growth, reduced work output, and a high mortality rate among infected animals (2,5).
TC221 Trypanosoma brucei brucei cells, the causative agent of Nagana epidemic, were grown in Baltz medium supplemented with 20% inactivated fetal bovine serum (FBS) and 0.
The trypanosome, a parasitic single-cell eukaryote, is responsible for sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock through much of sub-saharan Africa.
In the 1930s and 40s the reproclaimed reserve was managed as an effective 'laboratory' for tsetse fly and nagana research, with the white rhino the only species receiving formal protection.
The tsetse fly carries the trypanosome parasite, which causes sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.
The fly is the carrier of the single cell parasite, trypanosome, which attacks the blood and nervous system of its victims, causing sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.
In the early 1990s an attack of nagana, a disease born by tsetse flies, killed off all but two of the animals.
In eastern Africa, nagana, or savannah sleeping sickness, is well known.
THE GRANDSTAND GUIDE TO THE WINTER OLYMPICS: Sue Barker and Steve Rider present a teatime preview of the 18th Winter Olympics in Nagana, Japan.