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Types of Trypanosomiasis, east-African

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East African Trypanosomiasis: DPD (Excerpt)

There are two types of African trypanosomiasis, also called sleeping sickness, named for the areas in Africa in which they are found. East African trypanosomiasis is caused by a parasite named Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (tri-PAN-o-SO-ma brew-see-eye rho-dee-see-ense). 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)

West African Trypanosomiasis: DPD (Excerpt)

There are two types of African trypanosomiasis, also called sleeping sickness, named for the areas in Africa in which they are found. West African trypanosomiasis, also called Gambian sleeping sickness, is caused by a parasite called Trypanosoma brucei gambiense (tri-PAN-o-SO-ma brew-see-eye gam-be-ense). Worldwide, 20,000 new cases of both East and West African trypanosomiasis are reported each year. Few cases of West African trypanosomiasis have been reported in the United States. (Source: excerpt from West African Trypanosomiasis: DPD)

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