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SICKNESS. By sickness is understood any affection of the body which deprives it temporarily of the power to fulfill its usual functions.
     2. Sickness is either such as affects the body generally, or only some parts of it. Of the former class, a fever is an example; of the latter, blindness. When a process has been issued against an individual for his arrest, the sheriff or other officer is authorized, after he has arrested him, if he be so dangerously sick, that to remove him would endanger his life or health, to let him remain where he found him, and to return the facts at large, or simply languidus. (q.v.)

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In the present report the use of PCR is illustrated in a recently encountered case of East African sleeping sickness.
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It might work against the T bruce/ variation that causes the more virulent East African sleeping sickness and might also kill the parasite responsible for Chagas disease, Trypanosoma cruzi, Olson says.
They'll concentrate on the likes of African sleeping sickness, Chagas' disease and leishmaniasis that affect millions and kill about 140,000 each year.
The new test exploits the common heritage of the parasites that cause Chagas, leishmaniasis, and African sleeping sickness.
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Scientists have deciphered the DNA of the parasites responsible for three deadly diseases: African sleeping sickness, Chagas' disease, and leishmaniasis.
2+]-ATPase is localized to acidocalcisomes and the plasma membrane of Trypanosoma brucei, the etiologic agent of African sleeping sickness, and is essential for cell growth, as demonstrated by RNA interference experiments.

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