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trypanosomiasis Line breaks: tryp¦ano|som¦ia¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌtrɪp(ə)nə(ʊ)sə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪəsɪs/

Definition of trypanosomiasis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Any tropical disease caused by trypanosomes and typically transmitted by biting insects, especially sleeping sickness and Chagas' disease.
Example sentences
  • The relentless spread of disease in central Africa contrasts with the remarkable recent success of control programmes in South American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease).
  • In terms of public health and economic impact, American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease) is the most important parasitic infection in Latin America.
  • Human African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness is one of the most important but equally most neglected tropical infections.
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