Slepping sickness (encephalities)
by Mikia Stegner-Key
Sleeping sickness is a virus,
This is the american dog tick one of the most common carriers of the virus
Signs and symptoms for both animals and humans
HUMANS: Fever, Mild Headache, Low Energy, Poor Appetite, Clumsiness, Confusion, Drowsiness, Vomiting, but the worst symptoms are: Siezures, Convulsions, Tremors, and Hallacinations, If not treated may cause death.
ANIMALS: Blindness, Head Tilt, Facial Paralysis, Mental Depression, Clumsiness, Siezures, Tremors, If not treated may cause death.
Encephalities causes swelling of the brain, this is the reason why it has the suffix -ities which means inflammation.
Treatment and ways to detect the virus
Humans and Animal detection: MRI, CT scan, Electroencephalogram, Lumbar Puncture, Serology test, CSF test.
Treatments: Antibiotics, Anticonvulsants, Steroids
Human: Insect Repellant, Wear Long Seleve Shirt and Pants, and There is also a vaccination.
Animal: Routine Blood and Urine Work, Chest X-Rays.