Gambia

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Related to Gambian sleeping sickness: African sleeping sickness, Human African trypanosomiasis
  • noun

Synonyms for Gambia

a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa

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The drug of choice for treating the hemolymphatic stage of Gambian sleeping sickness is pentamidine isethionate as it has a cure rate of 93-98%.
An alternative drug for the encephalitic stage of Gambian sleeping sickness is eflornithine.
gambiense and blood meals of both animal and human origins in tsetse flies (5), has paved way for determination of the roles of animal reservoir hosts in epidemics of Gambian sleeping sickness.
gambiense in pigs and other domestic and wild animals, the role of animals as reservoir hosts for Gambian sleeping sickness and resurgence of the disease can not be questioned any longer.
For example, detection of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in wild ruminants and primates in West Africa has been taken as evidence of an animal reservoir for Gambian sleeping sickness (33).