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  Sleeping sickness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sleeping sickness or African trypanosomiasis is a parasitic disease in people and in animals.
Instances of sleeping sickness are being reduced by the use of the Sterile Atomic Fly.
A case of sexually transmitted sleeping sickness was the focus of an episode of House.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sleeping_sickness   (1864 words)

Sleeping sickness was first described in the fourteenth century in what is now the country of Mali.
It was only at the beginning of this century that the extent of destruction caused by sleeping sickness was recognized, and that millions were affected by an epidemic that left half a million dead.
If the entire population exposed to sleeping sickness could be under medical surveillance, the number of cases detected would undoubtedly reach the order of 250,000 to 300,000.
www-micro.msb.le.ac.uk /224/Trypano.html   (1398 words)

 Sleeping sickness, African trypanosomiasis
Sleeping sickness or African trypanosomiasis is an infectious parasitic disease carried by tsetse flies and characterized by inflammation of the brain and the covering of the brain (meninges).
Sleeping sickness affects remote and rural areas where health systems are least effective, or non-existent.
- Sleeping sickness or African trypanosomiasis is an infectious parasitic disease carried by tsetse flies and characterized by inflammation of the brain.
neurology.health-cares.net /sleeping-sickness.php   (437 words)

 Lifespan's A - Z Health Information Library - Sleeping sickness
Sleeping sickness is an infectious parasitic disease carried by tsetse flies and characterized by inflammation of the brain and the covering of the brain (meninges).
Sleeping sickness is caused by two organisms, T.
Sleep becomes uncontrollable as the disease progresses until the patient becomes comatose.
www.lifespan.org /adam/healthillustratedencyclopedia/1/001362.html   (503 words)

 Sleeping sickness : a Zimbabwean crisis - Sokwanele
Clearing and spraying programmes around villages and tourist areas were routine and, through vigilance, cases of sleeping sickness became extremely rare even in areas afflicted with the dreaded tsetse fly.
To our minds the most alarming feature of the recurrence of the once-conquered sleeping sickness is the lack of concern shown by those charged with disease prevention in Zimbabwe.
Otherwise it is not so much a case of sleeping sickness as "sleeping is the sickness" - the sickness of all who are too afraid to sound the alarm.
www.sokwanele.com /articles/sokwanele/sleepingsickness_11oct2005.html   (988 words)

 African Sleeping Sickness - Boston College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
East African sleeping sickness is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense,whereas West African sleeping sickness, also known as Gambian sleeping sickness, is caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense.
In 1999, 40,000 to 45,000 cases of sleeping sickness were reported in Africa, but it is estimated that from 300,000 to 500,000 people have the disease.
It has been nearly impossible to estimate the incidence of West African sleeping sickness because reported cases come only from screening centers and hospitals, which tend to be located far from the rural areas where the disease is most prevalent.
www.bc.edu /schools/cas/biology/research/insect/tsetse   (1688 words)

 Sleeping Sickness Update - Sleeping Sickness Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sleeping sickness, or human african trypanosomiasis, is a fatal.
Sleeping sickness is caused by two organisms, t they produce the symptoms typical of sleeping sickness.
Other encyclopedia topics sleeping sickness is an infectious parasitic disease carried by tsetse flies and characterized by with gambiense where they produce the symptoms typical of sleeping sickness.
www.mysleepguru.com /sleeping-sickness.html   (1239 words)

 Sleeping Sickness
Ms Mugyenyi said sleeping sickness and nagana (the strain which affects cattle) were spreading to Kumi, Soroti and Kaberamaido districts where they had not been known before.
The presentation showed that sleeping sickness and nagana are common in West Nile region and Mukono, Kayunga, Jinja, Mayuge, Bugiri, Tororo, Mbale and Pallisa districts.
Sleeping sickness affects human beings and is caused by tsetse flies.
www.ugandamission.net /health/news/sleep.html   (682 words)

 Sleeping sickness spreading
Sleeping sickness, a potentially fatal disease if not tackled in its early stages, is caused by the Trypanosoma parasite, transmitted from cattle to humans by the blood-sucking tsetse fly.
An especial worry is that the spreading epidemic could eventually overlap with another epidemic of sleeping sickness which is unfolding in Uganda's northwest and in southern Sudan.
His team reckons that 428 cases of sleeping sickness were diagnosed in Soroti over the five-year period, but as many as 300 more may have gone unspotted.
www.news24.com /News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1760233,00.html   (377 words)

 War, famine and now pestilence - Sleeping sickness ravages Central Africa
African sleeping sickness is caused by T. brucei gambiense, a parasite transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly.
Cases of African sleeping sickness were practically eliminated during the years 1960 to 1965, and it was thought the disease was on the verge of total eradication.
The reemergence of sleeping sickness in Africa since the early 1970s roughly parallels the drive by the United States and European capitalist countries to extract billions of dollars from Africa in debt repayments, plunging the continent into deeper and deeper poverty.
www.wsws.org /news/1998/sep1998/slep-s05.shtml   (1395 words)

 Sleeping sickness epidemic spreading in Uganda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sleeping sickness is caused by the Trypanosoma parasite, which is carried by the tsetse fly.
The epidemic of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense sleeping sickness in eastern Uganda began in 1998 as a result of the movement of the livestock reservoir of the parasite and has continued to spread.
The investigators also report that since the first cases of sleeping sickness in 1998, 428 new cases were diagnosed in the Sorotic district over a 5-year period, and an additional 300 may have gone undiagnosed.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=29717&nfid=rssfeeds   (275 words)

 Sleeping Sickness | AHealthyMe.com
Sleeping sickness (also called trypanosomiasis) is an infection caused by Trypanosoma protozoa; it is passed to humans through the bite of the tsetse fly.
The protozoa responsible for sleeping sickness are a variety that bear numerous flagella (hair-like projections from the cell that help the cell to move).
The protozoa causing sleeping sickness are able to rapidly change specific markers (unique proteins) on their outer coats.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic100587485   (1161 words)

 WHO | African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness
Human African trypanosomiasis, known as sleeping sickness, is a vector-borne parasitic disease.
Sleeping sickness has become the first or second greatest cause of mortality, ahead of HIV/AIDS, in those provinces.
Faced with this resurgence of sleeping sickness, WHO coordinates activities in endemic countries and mobilizes a wide range of partners for this purpose.
www.who.int /mediacentre/factsheets/fs259/en   (1484 words)

 Sleeping Sickness
Sleeping Sickness The Sleeping Sickness is a disease it is a disease that originated in Africa with the Tsetse Fly, which would bite you to infect you.
The Sleeping Sickness is also in other parts of the world as well as Africa.
The way that they can cure the Tsetse Fly bite that leads to Sleeping Sickness is called SURAMIA which will only work in the first stages of the disease it will not treat in the later stages although it has been known to slow it down a little bit.
allfreeessays.com /student/Sleeping_Sickness.html   (770 words)

 Sleeping sickness
Sleeping sickness is also known as trypanosomiasis or African sleeping sickness.
It is caused by a small parasite that leads to a serious infection in the brain and the meninges (the covering of the brain and spinal cord).
Sleeping sickness is caused by Trypanosoma brucei, a flagellate (organism with a propulsive tail) that lives in the blood of the host and exists in two sub-species.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /travel/diseases/sleeping_sickness.htm   (1019 words)

 Sleeping Sickness - UPCMedicalDirectory
Sleeping sickness, also known as African trypanosomiasis, is caused by protozoan parasites within the Trypanosoma brucei...
Sleeping sickness is caused by two organisms, T. brucei rhodesiense and T. brucei gambiense.
Sleeping Sickness (African Trypanosomiasis) information center covers causes, prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, incidence, risk factors, signs, tests, support groups, complications, and prognosis.
www.upcmd.com /?First=Sleeping+Sickness   (183 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | The disease that makes people zombies
The very name, sleeping sickness, may give the impression that it is an uncomplicated ailment, which passes after a while, much like a mild fever.
In Uganda, every third person is at risk of getting sleeping sickness and in some regions it is a bigger killer than HIV/Aids, he said.
The parasite that causes sleeping sickness, called Trypanosoma brucei and carried by tsetse flies, is also learning how to become resistant to the available drugs, making the discovery of new treatments a necessity, he said.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/health/4683903.stm   (460 words)

 SBRI - Diseases: African Sleeping Sickness
African sleeping sickness is a parasitic infection caused by a species of parasite, Trypanosoma brucei, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of the tsetse fly.
With early diagnosis, the chance of recovery from African sleeping sickness is good.
In the second phase of disease, the parasites infect the central nervous system resulting in irreversible neurological damage manifested by confusion, personality changes, difficulty walking, sleep disturbance, and eventually coma and death.
www.sbri.org /diseases/african.asp   (426 words)

 UB Reporter: Scientists target sleeping sickness
PHOTO: NANCY J. Among the trypanosomes' weapons of woe is African sleeping sickness, which threatens more than 60 million people in 36 countries in sub-Saharan regions.
African sleeping sickness exists in two forms—West African and East African—dictated by the geographic range of the species of tsetse fly that spreads the parasite.
Because the chances of preventing infection by killing the parasite from the "outside" via a vaccine is close to zero, Williams and Read hope to defeat it from the "inside" by creating a chemical Trojan horse.
www.buffalo.edu /reporter/vol37/vol37n23/articles/ReadWilliams.html   (1702 words)

 CNN - Battling the deadly bite of the tsetse fly - Feb. 28, 1998
WHO estimates that one-tenth of the at-risk population is under surveillance, which has allowed about 25,000 new cases of sleeping sickness to be diagnosed each year.
Records indicate that Africans have fought against the sleeping sickness as far back as the 14th century.
Health officials say at that time, sleeping sickness was considered the No. 1 public health threat in the tropics.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/9802/28/sudan.sleeping.sickness   (678 words)

 ScienceDaily: Compound Might Defeat African Sleeping Sickness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Despite being one of Africa's most prevalent and economically devastating illnesses, sleeping sickness is definitely one of those that has been neglected.
Old Drugs Could Treat African Sleeping Sickness (November 21, 2001) -- By sorting through libraries of existing drugs, scientists have identified a subset of old medicines that may help combat a prevailing problem: the parasitic microbes that cause African Sleeping...
Sleep disorder -- A sleep disorder (somnipathy) is a disorder in the sleep patterns of a person or...
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/08/050827125713.htm   (2257 words)

 LU News. African Sleeping Sickness Breakthrough
The team of researchers from Lancaster, Oxford and Manchester Universities have discovered a weakness in the parasite that causes the disease - it cannot survive in the human bloodstream without the use of its flagellum, a protein 'tail' that allows it to swim.
The sleeping sickness parasite, Trypanosoma brucei, is a single-celled organism equipped with a whip-like tail or flagellum.
The number of new cases per year is estimated to be between 300,000 to 500,000 with at least 60,000 people dying annually from the disease.
domino.lancs.ac.uk /info/lunews.nsf/I/447C3AA0FFF423818025712A005B3CE0   (547 words)

 Sleeping Sickness
The wry companionship in the question is both warming and distressing; he's not sleeping much these days, either.
He'd move out of his room at night so his roommate could sleep while he--Chet, that is--burned the midnight oil, and one night early on, I found him almost in tears over his homework.
When he finally speaks again, his voice is a low murmur in deference to my supposed sleep.
www.wolfpanther.com /stories/sick3.html   (2788 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | £1.5m for sleeping sickness cure
Dundee scientists have been awarded more than £1.5m to find a cure for African sleeping sickness.
The cause of human African sleeping sickness is the parasite Trypanosoma brucei, which is transmitted by the bite of a tsetse fly.
Professor Ferguson said: "The current drugs to treat human African sleeping sickness are based on arsenic and are extremely poor.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/scotland/3303619.stm   (257 words)

 sleeping sickness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
African sleeping sickness or African typanosomiasis is found in West, Central, and East Africa, confined between 15 degrees North and 20 degrees South latitude.
The disease is caused by infection with a protozoal parasite transmitted by the bite of an infected tsetse fly.
Chronic trypanosomiasis may not cause symptoms until months to years following travel to an endemic area,
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Disease/sleeping_sickness.html   (309 words)

 Doctor, Doctor: Sleeping Sickness - TV.com
Richard gets hooked on sleeping pills and the partners realize they've all been used to feed his habit.
So Mike needs to the partners need to keep an eye on him until he falls asleep which puts a damper on their trip to New York.
Tell the world what you think of Sleeping Sickness, write a review for this episode.
www.tv.com /doctor-doctor/sleeping-sickness/episode/18291/summary.html   (101 words)

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