Definition of trypanosomiasis in English:



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

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