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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Africans trypanosomiasis African trypanosomiasis is caused by a bite from a tsetse fly infected with the Trypanosoma Brucei Rhodesiense. This bug is only found in Africa, though multiple people have been receiving it in the U.S. In the U.S. this is known as the sleeping disease. tap and hold to change this header text! tap and hold to changethis text! If you do not receive medical treatment for East African Trypanosomiasis within several weeks or months death will occur within serval weeks or months. Though in the U.S. most people sleep nonstop, tend to forget things very easily, barely eat or drink anything, and become very dehydrated and sick. The U.S. Isn't effected as badly because we have better technology and medicines. In 1995 experts estimated 60 million people were at risk in Africa with 300,000 cases per year. Though less than 30,000 were treated for it. In 2009 the numbers dropped to 10,000 cases per year. Though this disease is starting to make a comeback in many states. The health triangle is made up of physical, mental, and social activities. You can Physically be affected by African trypanosomiasis by not being able to walk or shower with out falling asleep right then and there. My sister had this and she wasn't able to go to school for half a year off and on. Mentally this disease makes you have short term memory loss and forget a lot things that you need to remember. My sister would forget she had homework assignments and tests. Socially you are affected because you aren't able to leave anywhere or drive because you will fall asleep. And since your health triangle is being messed up with you wont feel to your best ability and can get very sick easily.
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