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Skin may also be responsible for transmitting deadly African sleeping sickness!

Skin may also be responsible for transmitting deadly African sleeping sickness!

The disease kills thousands in Sub-Saharan Africa every year, the diagnosis of which is confirmed through the presence of parasites in the blood.

A drug that can fight three deadly parasitic infections!

 The new drug, described as a 'new hope', can target an enzyme common to the parasites causing all three infections – sleping sickness, chagas disease and leishmaniasis.

Sleeping sickness parasite owes extinction to “stagnant sex life”

Sleeping sickness parasite owes extinction to “stagnant sex life”

A study has found that the sleeping sickness parasite has not had sex for more than 10,000 years.

Controlling deadly tsetse fly with satellite image

Scientists are relying on satellite imagery to control the deadly tsetse fly, an African killer that spreads "sleeping sickness" disease among humans and animals and wipes out livestock worth $4.5 billion every year.