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How can someone prevent African Trypanosomiasis?

i know there are no vaccines to prevent it, any other suggestions?

The only way to avoid African Trypanosomiasis is by eliminating the vector (tse-tse) or protecting yourself from it while in endemic areas by using mosquito repellent and sleeping under mosquito nets.   (+ info)

Is the African sleeping disease ( African Trypanosomiasis) a bacteria or a virus ?

if its either could you give me the shape growth strain etc. or jus give me the website to look at myself. thanks everyone !
i apprecite all the answers i get .

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How did the disease "Trypanosomiasis" get its name?

the meaning of the name.. not what the disease is.. and how did it get its name?

THank you:]

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 - Cached  (+ info)

How did Trypanosomiasis get its name?

How was this name chosen-- explain he meaning of the name

Thank you

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African Trypanosomiasis?

We are doing a unit in science on African Trypanosomiasis, a.k.a. African sleeping sickness. And I'm stuck on two things: the age in which the disease is most likely to hit at, and the mortality rate. If someone could help me with that I'd be really appreciative.

I've provided you with a few scholarly resources about the disease. I hope this helps...good luck on your project!  (+ info)

Trypanosomiasis? The sleeping sickness? help!?

Okay i know what trypanosomiasis is and how it's transmitted and all that but i don't know what exactly does it do when it enters your bloodstream. What does it do to your brain? or your spinal cord? 'cause it says it affects it somehow but idk how!!
help! this is for a school assignment.
Um...well..i kind of got what the previous people said but people. im 13. explain this in a way that a 7th grader would understand
Please and thanx!

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standard questionnaire on socio-economic impact assessment on bovine trypanosomiasis.?

I require the use of the standard questionnaire to facilitate the quality of my research work, please.

I'm quite sure that if you're doing serious research on bovine trypanosomiasis you will want to make up your own questionnaire in order to better tailor your research and target audience.  (+ info)

trypanosomiasis is a disease but does it atark's dogs.?

bidex - YES, it does attack (infect) dogs (canines). Trypanosomiasis (Chagas’ Disease) is one of the most common diseases of the Western Hemisphere, being endemic in many areas of South and Central America, both among animals and humans. Although symptomatic infections among humans are rare in the United States, the trypanosome has been isolated from small animals in the Southwestern states. Trypanosoma cruzi is a protozoan carried primarily by an insect vector, the reduviid bug, which infects a vertebrate host through fecal contamination of the bite wound or mucous membrane. The disease is a typical zoonosis, primarily an infection of opossums, armadillos, rodents, and some wild carnivores that act as reservoir hosts. Through transmission by the insect vector or by contact with infected urine, all types of domestic mammals may then become reservoirs. Although large animals develop apparently symptomless infections, dogs, cats and humans are severely affected.  (+ info)

Which is worse: malaria, HIV/AIDS or trypanosomiasis?

Malaria infects 100m+ a year, and kills 2m a year; HIV/AIDS infects 4-7 mil a year, and kills 3 m a year. While it's true that HIV/AIDS kills 50% more people (3/2=1.5), why don't we hear more about malaria, which infects many more people a year, and kills nearly as many? Keep in mind some malaria is resistant to antibiotics, so it can't be as easy as "AIDS is incurable while malaria is". BTW, don't you love topical DDT applied selectively to kill mosquitoes? Those Greens/Silient Spring types were wrong about DDT after all. Look forward to your reasoned reply.

I also threw in the red herring of Chagas disease and African sleeping sickness (both forms of trypanosomiasis), which are incurable insect born diseases, but not as common: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagas_disease and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_sickness

All our REAL except for 'AIDS'.

In Africa the other diseases are renamed 'AIDS' under the absurd Bangui definition.

Mortalities (non natural) in S.A. remain at the same 2.2% P.A. that they were BEFORE AIDS. Either every other disease in the region vanished overnight or 'AIDS' is simply the old diseases with a new name. You decide.


In Africa, the continent supposedly being decimated by
HIV, HIV tests are rarely ever done, so there the idea
that all patients with AIDS are infected with HIV is
based entirely on supposition.

At a WHO conference in the Central African Republic in 1985, U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) introduced the "Bangui Definition" of AIDS in Africa.

The CDC officials later explained, "The definition was reached by consensus, based mostly on the delegates' experience in treating AIDS patients. It has proven a useful tool in determining the extent of the AIDS epidemic in Africa, especially in areas where no testing is available.

It's major components were prolonged fevers (for a month or more), weight loss of 10% or greater, and prolonged diarrhea..."(McCormick, 1996). Where AIDS is diagnosed clinically, large numbers of AIDS patients test negative for HIV. As no HIV testing is required in Africa we have no idea how many AIDS cases there are HIV positive (De ####, 1991; Gilks, 1991; Widy-Wirski, 1988).


Other conditions common in underprivileged and
impoverished communities that are known to cause false
positive results are tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis and leprosy (Burke, 1993; Challakeree, 1993; Johnson, 1998; Kashala, 1994; MacKenzie,1992; Meyer, 1987). In fact, these are the primary health threats in Africa; several million cases of tuberculosis and malaria are reported in Africa each year - more than all the AIDS cases reported in Africa since 1982 (WHO, 1998)*.  (+ info)

African Trypanosomiasis? Anyone have any info? Please!!?

I had some allergy tests done on thursday along with a test on my whole body for any imbalances with a Nutritional Therapist. One thing that came up was African Trypanosomiasis... I have been to africa last summer. But I don't remember getting bitted by a tsetse fly? I hear it's painful... could I have picked it up some other way... or just not known? I have had no sypmtoms but I've read that it can lay dorment for months?? I'm so confused... and very worried?!?! Any advice would be helpful? I'm going to my docs on monday but untill then I'm stressing!

You say that this " came up " but not in what context it did so. If a Nutritional Therapist had had any cause to think that you had contracted such a disease then he or she should have passed the whole matter directly over to your Doctor who would, in turn, have a series of blood tests done and contact a centre for tropical disease with the results if there was any need to do so. If you have been told that you may have this illness but nothing more has been said or done about it then go and ask your Therapist what the hell he or she thinks they are up to...are they too lazy to do their job properly or was it simply a bit of scare-mongering that meant nothing?
I lived in West Africa for six years and can confirm, not from personal experience but from that of a friend, that the bite of a Tse Tse fly is extremely painful, but when it happens and later on, you would be in no danger of not noticing it. That leaves sexual contact..without a condom...actually I have not found any reference to transmission by this means, which does not mean that it can not be done, but did you have sex with anyone over there and not use a condom?
When in doubt about your health talk to your own doctor and if it turns out that you have been needlessly alarmed, as it probably will, do not feel foolish because you assumed that a health care professional would know more than you and have some sense of discretion about how much of that knowledge to share.  (+ info)

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