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What is trypanosomiasis

What is trypanosomiasis

trypanosomiasis, infectious disease in both humans and animals caused by certain members of the flagellate protozoa genus Trypanosoma (family Trypanosomatidae) and spread by certain bloodsucking insects. The life cycle of trypanosomes includes a stage spent in blood or other tissues of a vertebrate host and a stage in the gut of an invertebrate, typically a fly.Parasites - African Trypanosomiasis (also known as Sleeping Sickness) Related Pages. African Trypanosomiasis, also known as “sleeping sickness”, is caused by microscopic parasites of the species Trypanosoma brucei. It is transmitted by the tsetse fly (Glossina species), which is found only in sub-Saharan Africa.

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