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Glossary for East African Trypanosomiasis

  • African Sleeping sickness: Fly-borne African parasitic disease.
  • Chancre: An ulcer like eruption that is located on an epithelial surface
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Drowsiness: Excessive tiredness or sleepiness
  • Extreme fatigue: A condition characterized by extreme tiredness
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Insomnia: Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with the initiation, duration, maintenance, or quality of sleep that occurs despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep that results in some form of daytime impairment.
  • Irritability: Excessive feelings of annoyance or frustration.
  • Parasitic Conditions: A condition that is characterised by another organism living off another organism
  • Severe headache: A condition which is characterized by a severe headache
  • Sores: Sores affecting the skin.

 

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