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West African Trypanosomiasis

West African Trypanosomiasis: Introduction

West African Trypanosomiasis: There are two types of African trypanosomiasis, also called sleeping sickness, named for the areas in Africa in which they are found. West African ... more about West African Trypanosomiasis.

West African Trypanosomiasis: West African sleeping sickness from the tsetse fly. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of West African Trypanosomiasis is available below.

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Prognosis for West African Trypanosomiasis

Prognosis for West African Trypanosomiasis: Good with treatment. Death within weeks or months if untreated

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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)

Definitions of West African Trypanosomiasis:

A hemoflagellate subspecies of parasitic protozoa that causes Gambian or West African sleeping sickness in humans. The vector host is usually the tsetse fly (Glossina). - (Source - Diseases Database)

West African Trypanosomiasis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that West African Trypanosomiasis, or a subtype of West African Trypanosomiasis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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