African Trypanosomiasis

The African Trypanosomiasis is caused by the parasitic protozoa Trypanosoma, transmitted to humans via the bite of bloodsucking Tsetse flies. The infection leads to malaise and irregular fevers. In advanced cases, when the parasites invade the central nervous system, coma, and death; endemic in 36 countries of sub-Saharan Africa; cattle and wild animals act as reservoir hosts for the parasites. Other vectorborne diseases are Malaria, Dengue fever, Yellow fever, Japanese Encephalitis, African Trypanosomiasis, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Plague, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Rift Valley fever, Chikungunya.

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