SLEEPING SICKNESS

an infection in tropical Africa that is caused by a parasite that is transmitted by tsetse flies. The initial symptoms are fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes, lethargy and excessive sleepiness. If untreated it lead to coma and death.

SLEEPING SICKNESS: "Be aware of sleeping sickness if you travel to tropical Africa."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SLEEPING SICKNESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sleeping-sickness/ (accessed December 7, 2019).
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