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sleeping sickness

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
sleeping sicknessˈsleeping ˌsickness noun [uncountable]  MIa serious tropical disease that is carried by the tsetse fly (=a type of insect). It causes extreme tiredness and fever, and makes you lose weight.
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sleeping sicknessTrypanosomes, which cause sleeping sickness, keep changing their keys by switching on one gene after another.Eflornithine, a new drug for sleeping sickness, was discontinued because it was unprofitable.
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