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Human African trypanosomiasis 

Human African trypanosomiasis
Human African trypanosomiasis

August Stich



Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense—clinical differences between stage II patients in Uganda and Tanzania.

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date: 19 September 2021

Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT, sleeping sickness) is caused by two subspecies of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei: T. b. rhodesiense is prevalent in East Africa among many wild and domestic mammals; T. b. gambiense causes an anthroponosis in Central and West Africa. The disease is restricted to tropical Africa where it is transmitted by the bite of infected tsetse flies (...

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