Definition of sleepy sickness in English:

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sleepy sickness

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

[mass noun] British
Encephalitis lethargica, a brain infection causing drowsiness and sometimes coma. See also sleeping sickness.
Example sentences
  • Lieberman suggests that he caught encephalitis when in military hospital in 1918, the time of the worldwide ‘sleepy sickness ' epidemic.
  • It may result in sleepy sickness and will decrease colostrum/milk production.
  • African sleepy sickness is still loose in some parts of Africa.

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