10 Facts About African trypanosomiasis


African trypanosomiasis, known as African sleeping sickness or simply sleeping sickness, is an insect-borne parasitic infection of humans and other animals.

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African trypanosomiasis symptoms occur in two stages: the hemolymphatic stage and the neurological stage .

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African trypanosomiasis is dependent on the interaction of the parasite with the tsetse flies, as well as the host .

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The risk of contracting African trypanosomiasis is dependent on coming in contact with an infected tsetse fly.

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Entire life cycle of African trypanosomiasis trypanosomes is represented by extracellular stages.

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Additionally, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative has contributed to the African trypanosomiasis sleeping sickness research by developing a compound called fexinidazole.

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Kinetoplastid infections include African trypanosomiasis sleeping sickness, Chagas' disease, and Leishmaniasis.

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Each of the three diseases, African trypanosomiasis sleeping sickness, Chagas' disease, and Leishmaniasis each received approximately a third of the funding, which was about $36.

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Much of the progress that has been made in African trypanosomiasis sleeping sickness and neglected disease research as a whole is a result of the other non-public funders.

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African trypanosomiasis has generally been considered an anthroponotic disease and thus its control program was mainly focused on stopping the transmission by treating human cases and eliminating the vector.

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