Introduction: East African Trypanosomiasis


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East African Trypanosomiasis: East African sleeping sickness from the tsetse fly

East African Trypanosomiasis: 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. 1

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