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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. This case suggests that suramin toxicity may be an effect of trypanosomal decay rather than the result of direct toxicity.
There are two types of African sleeping sickness or African trypanosomiasis; each simply enough named for the region of Africa in which it was found.
In addition to trials for African sleeping sickness, pafuramidine is currently in Phase III clinical trials for PCP, and in Phase II trials targeting malaria treatment and malaria prophylaxis.
A simple search under "fatigue" left me reeling when the web revealed I could be suffering from acute kidney failure, rheumatic fever or, God forbid, something called African sleeping sickness.
The unexpected discovery may provide an "avenue" for disease control of African sleeping sickness, according to Dr Keith Gull, of Oxford University, and his colleagues.
Ohio State University researcher shave found that extracts from two Mojave Desert plants can kill the parasites that cause leishmaniasis and African sleeping sickness. These diseases afflict millions, primarily in developing nations, and are usually fatal if left untreated.
We are developing treatments for fungal infections, malaria, tuberculosis, cancer, diabetes, Pneumocystis pneumonia and tropical diseases, including African sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis) and leishmaniasis.
Since then he has been involved in research, particularly into African sleeping sickness.
The theme of injustice is continued in Coleman's ongoing series of "American Sonnets," which made their first appearance in African Sleeping Sickness (1993).

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