By: Abigail caylor


In eastern and southeastern Africa there is a small fly name tsetse. This small organism going around to people and giving them a disease called the trypanosomiasis OR for short African sleeping disease. Every year there is at least 7,000 - 10,000 case. This infection is found in Democratic republic of Congo, Angola, Sudan, Central African republic, and northern Uganda.

symptoms (develop)

When are first bitten in a week or 2 you are going to develop some symptoms like fevers, headaches, muscle and joint aches, itching skin, weight loss control, malaise and lymph.

symptoms ( infected)

After a month or 2 you are infected with trypanosomiasis you will have some of the same symptoms, but there is different symptoms like fever, headaches, muscle and joint aches and some people get rashes.

How its transmitted

There is a small fly that goes around and biting people. This fly is called the tsetse fly that is only found in Africa.

What do do when you get Trypanosomiasis

When you when get Trypanosomiasis you want to get help right away you should do these things to get better Get health care, maybe therapy and get test or exams ( blood smear, fluid and blood count.)

The climate change

In a couple years there will be a huge climate change in Africa. There will be poor crops, livelihood, the rain may increase by mosquitoes, the cattle will become very sick, poor communities, food security wreak by unexpected weather change, rift valley fever will make males and females sick and dry land may have a slight change climate that makes poverty worse.


There is a lot of causes like trypanosoma brucie, mental deterioration, neurologic and death. There is also possible complication like uncontrollable sleep during a activity and during when you are driving as the disease gets worse and damage the nervous. there is more cause because when the disease damage nervous you have trouble walking, sslurred speechs and seizures.

Vector Borne Disease

Vector Borne Disease is know as world health. They help you by not getting a disease by a fresh water snails, flies, ticks and other bugs that mat threat your life. They want you be safe when you are at home or traveling. There not the people who are trying to stop Vector Borne Disease. The government, local authorities, community groups and individuals.

How to not get Vector Borne Disease

Where ever you are you should be safe. There is lots of way to safe, but taking about being safe from Vector Borne Disease. You could put a lid over water, wear bug relent, sleep under a bug netting, wear long sleeve shirts and long pants that go to your ankles.
World Health Day 2014: small bite, big threat

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