By: Olivia Leach
Trypanosoma is a protist that causes a disease that is commonly known as African Sleeping Sickness (the scientific name is Trypanosomiasis). This disease is transmitted by the TseTse fly and occurs mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Symptoms include fevers, headaches, joint pain, confusion, and lack of coordination. The protist is purples-colored and string like and looks like a jelly fish because of its flagella which help it move.