SLEEPING SICKNESS. WHAT IS?. SLEEPING SICKNESS IS A PARASITIC DISEASE OF PEOPLE AND ANIMALS, CAUSED BY PROTOZOA OF THE SPECIES TRYPANOSOMA BRUCEI AND TRANSMITTED BU THE TSETSE FLY. THE DISEASE IS ENDEMIC IN SOME REGIONS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.
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THE STRATEGY USED TO CONTROL SLEEPING SICKNES IS DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF NEW INFECTIONS, TSETSE FKY CONTROL.
SYSTEMATIC SCREENING IS THE BEST OPTION(ENDEMNIC REGIONS). ALLOWS EARLY-STAGE DISEASE TO BE DETECTED AND TREATED BEFORE THE DISEASE PROGRESSES.
BY:JACQUELINE VALLEJO FERNÁNDEZ