african sleeping sicknesses
|sleeping sickness (slē'pĭng) Pronunciation Key
An often fatal protozoan infection prevalent in tropical Africa, caused by either of two trypanosomes spread by the bite of the tsetse fly and characterized by fever and extreme lethargy.
Encephalitis that is caused by any of various viruses and is characterized by lethargy and extreme muscular weakness.
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