Meaning of trypanosomiasis in English:

trypanosomiasis

Pronunciation /ˌtrɪp(ə)nə(ʊ)sə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪəsɪs/ /trɪˌpanə(ʊ)sə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪəsɪs/

noun

mass nounMedicine
  • Any tropical disease caused by trypanosomes and typically transmitted by biting insects, especially sleeping sickness and Chagas' disease.

    ‘The relentless spread of disease in central Africa contrasts with the remarkable recent success of control programmes in South American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease).’
    • ‘In terms of public health and economic impact, American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease) is the most important parasitic infection in Latin America.’
    • ‘Human African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness is one of the most important but equally most neglected tropical infections.’
    • ‘How people use their environments has profoundly affected diseases like malaria and trypanosomiasis.’
    • ‘Without medical treatment, sleeping sickness - or trypanosomiasis - is always fatal.’