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  1. sleeping sickness

    • IPA[slēpiNG ˈsiknis]


    • n.
      a tropical disease caused by parasitic protozoans (trypanosomes) that are transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly. It causes fever, chills, pain in the limbs, and anemia, and eventually affects the nervous system causing extreme lethargy and death.;another term for encephalitis lethargica
    • noun: sleeping sickness