Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadly sleeping sickness set to be eliminated in six years

Gambian sleeping sickness - a deadly parasitic disease spread by tsetse flies - could be eliminated in six years in key regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New clues to sleeping sickness

(HealthDay)—Parasites that cause sleeping sickness can be found on the skin of people with no symptoms of the disease, a new study finds.

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Researchers discover a drug for a tropical disease

Researchers at the University of Georgia are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis, long referred to as sleeping sickness. By working to improve chemical entities already ...

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Leprosy and elephantiasis: New cases could be prevented in ten years

The life chances of over one billion people could be improved through examining the transmission of nine neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), an international consortium of researchers has argued. Leprosy, Elephantiasis and ...

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Targeted nanoparticles can overcome drug resistance in trypanosomes

Sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis, is caused by trypanosome parasites transmitted by tsetse flies and threatens millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is considered fatal if untreated, but as it ...

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