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African trypanosomiasis is also known as sleeping sickness and It is a parasitic disease of humans and other animals. There are two types of African trypanosomiasis, East and West, named for the region of Africa in which they were historically found. People can get the disease if they are bitten by an infected tsetse fly, which is only found in rural areas (Africa). Treatment is available for African trypanosomiasis, but it is fatal if left untreated.

Human African Trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness is a devastating parasitic disease. It is a neglected tropical disease affecting communities in Africa. In this video we take a look at the disease, how it presents and and ways to control it. Useful resources:

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsh...

http://www.who.int/trypanosomiasis_af...

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/sleepin...

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