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Sleeping sickness maria mossegui

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Description of this parasitic disease

Description of this parasitic disease


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  • 1. The Sleeping sickness
  • 2. -How is it transmitted? Sleeping sickness is caused by two protozoa: Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense Trypanosomoa brucei gambiense.
  • 3. Which is the vector? Tse Tse fly carry the infection. When an infected Tse Tse fly bites you, the infection spreads through your blood. And then your brain swells.
  • 4. -Symptoms
  • 5. -Treatment There are some medicines to treat this sickness. Pentamidine injections protect against Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. But not against Trypanosomoa brucei rhodesiense, because this medicine is toxic, using it for prevention is not recommended.
  • 6. The End