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What is East African Trypanosomiasis?

What is East African Trypanosomiasis?

  • East African Trypanosomiasis: East African sleeping sickness from the tsetse fly.

East African Trypanosomiasis: Introduction

Types of East African Trypanosomiasis:

Broader types of East African Trypanosomiasis:

How many people get East African Trypanosomiasis?

Incidence (annual) of East African Trypanosomiasis: 21 cases in USA (DPD)
Incidence Rate of East African Trypanosomiasis: approx 1 in 12,952,380 or 0.00% or 21 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of East African Trypanosomiasis: In the United States, twenty-one cases of East African trypanosomiasis in travelers to Africa have been reported since 1967. (Source: excerpt from East African Trypanosomiasis: DPD)

Who gets East African Trypanosomiasis?

Geography Profile for East African Trypanosomiasis: East African trypanosomiasis can be contracted in parts of Eastern and Central Africa, including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Areas where infection is contracted are largely determined by the infected tsetse fly and wild animal population. (Source: excerpt from East African Trypanosomiasis: DPD)

How serious is East African Trypanosomiasis?

Prognosis of East African Trypanosomiasis: Good with treatment. Death within weeks or months if untreated
Prognosis of East African Trypanosomiasis: If untreated, death will occur within several weeks to months. (Source: excerpt from East African Trypanosomiasis: DPD)

What causes East African Trypanosomiasis?

Causes of East African Trypanosomiasis: see causes of East African Trypanosomiasis
Causes of East African Trypanosomiasis: Through the bite of an infected tsetse fly, found only in Africa. (Source: excerpt from East African Trypanosomiasis: DPD)
Risk factors for East African Trypanosomiasis: see risk factors for East African Trypanosomiasis

What are the symptoms of East African Trypanosomiasis?

Symptoms of East African Trypanosomiasis: see symptoms of East African Trypanosomiasis

Incubation period for East African Trypanosomiasis: Symptoms occur within 1-4 weeks of infection. (Source: excerpt from East African Trypanosomiasis: DPD)

Can anyone else get East African Trypanosomiasis?

More information: see contagiousness of East African Trypanosomiasis
Inheritance: see inheritance of East African Trypanosomiasis

East African Trypanosomiasis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for East African Trypanosomiasis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and East African Trypanosomiasis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for East African Trypanosomiasis: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for East African Trypanosomiasis.
Treatments for East African Trypanosomiasis: see treatments for East African Trypanosomiasis
Prevention of East African Trypanosomiasis: see prevention of East African Trypanosomiasis
Research for East African Trypanosomiasis: see research for East African Trypanosomiasis

Name of East African Trypanosomiasis

Main name of condition: East African Trypanosomiasis

East African Trypanosomiasis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, East African Trypanosomiasis:

 

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