Sleeping-sickness Sentence Examples
Tsetse-flies are of great economic and pathological importance as the disseminators of tsetse-fly disease (nagana) and sleeping sickness.
Since, moreover, it is believed that at least five species of Glossina are carriers of nagana, it may well be that all tsetse-flies can disseminate both nagana and sleeping sickness.
Lugard little thought that in bringing these Sudanese, already (some of them) infected with the sleeping-sickness of the Congo forests, he was to introduce a disease which would kill off some 250,000 natives of Uganda in eight years.
A recent method of using the drug is in the form of sodium cacodylate by subcutaneous injection, and this preparation is said to be free from the cumulative effects sometimes arising after the prolonged use of the other forms. Other organic derivatives employed are sodium metharsenite and sodium anilarsenate or atoxyl; hypodermic injections of the latter have been used in the treatment of sleeping sickness.
The rate of mortality among the natives from tropical diseases is also high, one of the most fatal being that known as sleeping sickness.Advertisement
The impact of sleeping sickness is not just of concern for areas where the disease is endemic.
The parasite that causes sleeping sickness is called the trypanosome.
The first case of human sleeping sickness was detected in Soroti District, Teso region in December 1998.
With relatively few wild animals now in the region, local cattle have become the main reservoir for human trypanosomes responsible for sleeping sickness.
The approach could also potentially help eliminate local foci for trypanosomes causing sleeping sickness in humans.Advertisement
African sleeping sickness is the common name for human African trypanosomiasis.
Four documented major outbreaks of sleeping sickness have been recorded in 1896, 1920, 1970 and the most recent in 2008.
According to the World Health Organization, the major epidemics of African sleeping sickness were documented primarily in the sub-Saharan portions of Africa.
According to the World Health Organization, African sleeping sickness is responsible for 40,000 deaths per year in Africa.
Sleeping sickness is parasitic disease also known as Human African Trypanosomiasis, or sometimes the African Sleeping Sickness.Advertisement
The second type of sleeping sickness more commonly referred to as TBR, is found mostly in the southern and eastern portions of Africa.
Treatment for sleeping sickness is dependent on the stage it is in.
Patients who receive early treatment of the disease are more likely to be able to overcome it.Treatment for the second stage of sleeping sickness is much more toxic to the individual as a whole.