Medical Definition of African sleeping sickness

1. A disease affecting humans and other mammals in central Africa that is caused by the parasitic protozoans Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and is transmitted by the tsetse fly. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, vomiting, pain in the extremities, lymph gland enlargement, anaemia, depression, fatigue, coma, and eventually death if left untreated. The trypanosome is able to evade the host's immune system by frequently changing the proteins on its outer surface, by which the immune system identifies intruders. (05 Feb 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of African Sleeping Sickness

afoul(ip)
afoxe
afraid
afraid(p)
afraid of one's own shadow
afraidness
afrayed
afreet
afreets
afresh
africa south of the sahara
african
african green monkey kidney cell
african horse sickness
african horse sickness virus
african sleeping sickness (current term)
african swine fever
african swine fever-like viruses
african swine fever virus
african tapeworm
african tick typhus
afrit
afrite
afrits
afro
afro-wig
afrobeat
afront
afropavo
afrormosia

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