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African trypanosomiasis is also known as sleeping sickness. There are two types of African trypanosomiasis, East and West, named for the region of Africa in which they were historically found. People can get the disease if they are bitten by an infected tsetse fly, which is only found in Africa. Treatment is available for African trypanosomiasis, but it is fatal if left untreated.
Anacor and iOWH establish research agreement to identify new drugs for shigellosis

Anacor and iOWH establish research agreement to identify new drugs for shigellosis

African sleeping sickness parasite's previously unrecognized extreme social behavior discovered

African sleeping sickness parasite's previously unrecognized extreme social behavior discovered

Anacor, UCSF and NYBC collaborate to discover drug therapies for river blindness

Anacor, UCSF and NYBC collaborate to discover drug therapies for river blindness

Research on trypanosomes can open way for African sleeping sickness drug development

Research on trypanosomes can open way for African sleeping sickness drug development

Researchers discover genetic explanation for non-diabetic kidney disease in African-Americans

Researchers discover genetic explanation for non-diabetic kidney disease in African-Americans

Drug initiative granted rights to develop TB compounds for potential treatment of NTDs

Drug initiative granted rights to develop TB compounds for potential treatment of NTDs

New bacterial species in tsete fly may help control African sleeping sickness

New bacterial species in tsete fly may help control African sleeping sickness

Phase I clinical trial of DFMO initiated to treat children with neuroblastoma

Phase I clinical trial of DFMO initiated to treat children with neuroblastoma

New development in treatment of African Sleeping Sickness

New development in treatment of African Sleeping Sickness

Major breakthrough may help develop low toxicity drugs for sleeping sickness

Major breakthrough may help develop low toxicity drugs for sleeping sickness

SRI International researchers to disclose preliminary results of NTD detecting diagnostic at 239th ACS

SRI International researchers to disclose preliminary results of NTD detecting diagnostic at 239th ACS

'Dipstick' 3-in-1 test for detection of Chagas' disease, leishmaniasis and African trypanosomiasis

'Dipstick' 3-in-1 test for detection of Chagas' disease, leishmaniasis and African trypanosomiasis

NIH awards $14.6M for Eukaryotic Pathogen Genome Database Resource expansion

NIH awards $14.6M for Eukaryotic Pathogen Genome Database Resource expansion

New consortium to tackle African sleeping sickness and Leishmaniasis

New consortium to tackle African sleeping sickness and Leishmaniasis

Upstream Biosciences actively seeking licensors or acquirers for anti-parasitic drug discovery portfolio and cancer diagnostic platform

Upstream Biosciences actively seeking licensors or acquirers for anti-parasitic drug discovery portfolio and cancer diagnostic platform

IRIN examines efforts to improve sleeping sickness dectection

IRIN examines efforts to improve sleeping sickness dectection

Research suggests core nuclear pore elements shared by all eukaryotes

Research suggests core nuclear pore elements shared by all eukaryotes

IPS examines need for new drugs to treat neglected tropical diseases

IPS examines need for new drugs to treat neglected tropical diseases

Scientists develop tool to study a deadly parasite’s histone code

Scientists develop tool to study a deadly parasite’s histone code

African sleeping sickness parasite breaks its own DNA to avoid detection

African sleeping sickness parasite breaks its own DNA to avoid detection