Wanted

Trypanosoma spp. ~A.K.A. African Sleeping SIckness~

Description, M.O, and Hide Out:

  • Parasitic Pathogen
  • Looks like a thicker version of a microsopic heart worm
  • Spreads using the tsetse fly as a host, entering humans when tsetse fly bites a human
  • Stage 1. Found in the peripheral circulation
  • Stage 2. Central nervous system

Signs he's near, Crime Stats, Effective Weapons to use Against Him:

Signs he's near, Crime Stats, Effective Weapons to use Against Him:

  • Extreme fatigue, aching muscles and joints, personality changes, swollen lymph notes
  • ARMED AND DANGEROUS
  • If not taken care of victim could die within weeks, if really lucky, a couple months
  • Lethal, It killed 9,000 people in 2010
  • Young people are more likely to get it then older
  • 90% of the cases are in Africa
  • Treatment of the first stage is with the medications pentamidine or suramin
  • Treatment of the second stage involves: eflornithine or a combination of nifurtimox and eflornithine for T.b.g.