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Medical screening and fly control could rapidly reduce sleeping sickness in key locations


Science Daily - Jan 6, 2017
In 2012, the World Health Organization set two public health goals for Gambian sleeping sickness, a parasitic disease spread by the tsetse fly. The first is to eliminate the disease as a public health problem and have fewer than 2000 cases by 2020. And ...
 

Deadly sleeping sickness set to be eliminated in six years


Science Daily - Dec 22, 2016
They found that a two-pronged approach -- integrating active screening and vector control -- could substantially speed up the elimination of Gambian sleeping sickness in high burden areas of DRC. Without changing current strategy, elimination might not ...
 

Wake-up Call: The Impact of Neglecting to Cure Sleeping Sickness


Medical Tourism Magazine - Dec 15, 2016
Now, four years after the WHO declared, once again, that the same tropical disease, African trypanosomiasis, or “sleeping sickness”, is no longer an immediate threat to public health, those left suffering from the disease are begging to differ, and ...
 

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The Colonial Disease: A Social History of Sleeping Sickness in Northern Zaire, 1


 

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Awakenings


by: Oliver Sacks
Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.
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Progress in Human African Trypanosomiasis, Sleeping Sickness


by: Michel Dumas, Bernard Bouteille, Alain Buguet
Human African Trypaniosomiasis (HAT) or sleeping sickness is an old disease to be now considered as reemergent. HAT is endemic in 36 sub-Saharan African countries, in areas where tsetse flies are found. The public health importance of HAT is underestimated, but the disease causes severe social disruption in many rural areas. Along the past fifteen years, numerous studies were made, and now, the mechanisms involved in the disease pathogenesis and in the characteristics of sleep-wake disruption become to be better understood.
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City and Colour - Sleeping Sickness


Owned by Vagrant Records Sound Recording administered by: PIAS [Merlin] Essential Music Kontor New Media.
 

City & Colour Sleeping Sickness


Song by City & Colour.
 

African Sleeping Sickness (1988)


A film made for the Wellcome Trust on the history of research into trypanosomiasis. Traces the history of the disease from the 14th. to the 19th. century and ...
 

City And Colour - Sleeping Sickness (Bravo! Live Concert Hall)


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Sleeping Sickness by Dallas Green - SONIC Session


Dallas Green stopped by the SONiC Listener Lounge to perform the acoustic version of \