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Trypanosomiasis, African

A disease endemic among people and animals in Central Africa. It is caused by various species of trypanosomes, particularly T. gambiense and T. rhodesiense. Its second host is the TSETSE FLY. Involvement of the central nervous system produces "African sleeping sickness." Nagana is a rapidly fatal trypanosomiasis of horses and other animals.

Year introduced: NAGANA was heading 1991-1994

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Tree Number(s): C01.610.752.300.900.719, C01.920.937

MeSH Unique ID: D014353

Entry Terms:

  • African Trypanosomiases
  • Trypanosomiases, African
  • African Trypanosomiasis
  • African Sleeping Sickness
  • African Sleeping Sicknesses
  • Sickness, African Sleeping
  • Sicknesses, African Sleeping
  • Sleeping Sickness, African
  • Sleeping Sicknesses, African
  • Nagana

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