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sleeping sickness

1. An often fatal, endemic infectious disease occurring in sub-Saharan Africa, caused by either of two trypanosomes (Trypanosoma brucei subsp. gambiense or T. brucei subsp. rhodesiense) transmitted by tsetse flies and characterized by fever, severe headache, and lymph node swelling in the early stages, followed by extreme weakness, sleepiness, and deep coma. Also called African sleeping sickness, African trypanosomiasis.
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sleeping sickness

1. (Pathology) Also called: African sleeping sickness an African disease caused by infection with protozoans of the genus Trypanosoma, characterized by fever, wasting, and sluggishness
2. (Pathology) Also called (esp formerly): sleepy sickness an epidemic viral form of encephalitis characterized by extreme drowsiness. Technical name: encephalitis lethargica
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sleep′ing sick`ness

1. Also called trypanosomiasis. an infectious, usu. fatal disease of Africa, characterized by wasting and progressive lethargy, and caused by a trypanosome carried by the tsetse fly.
2. a viral disease affecting the brain, characterized by apathy, sleepiness, extreme muscular weakness, and impairment of vision.
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sleep·ing sickness

An often fatal disease of humans and animals in tropical Africa, causing fever and extreme sluggishness. It is caused by infection with protozoans that are spread by the bite of the tsetse fly.
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Noun1.sleeping sickness - an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926sleeping sickness - an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness
cephalitis, encephalitis, phrenitis - inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
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sleeping sickness

nmalattia del sonno
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sleep·ing sick·ness

n. enfermedad del sueño, dolencia aguda endémica de áfrica que se manifiesta con fiebre, letargo, escalofríos, pérdida de peso y debilidad general, causada por un protozoo transmitido por la picadura de la mosca tsetsé.
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