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Eastern Africa: 3 confirmed cases of African Trypanosomiasis

African Trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease that is spread via infected tsetse flies. The most recent case contracted the disease in a national park in eastern Zambia. There are a few ways to prevent African Trypanosomiasis infection. Wearing long sleeves and pants, avoid bright or dark coloured clothing, and avoid bushes. At the Nova Travel Clinic, we recommend that you book an appointment with your local travel health clinic before your trip to learn more about your trip from a health and protection perspective. 

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