try·​pano·​so·​mi·​a·​sis | \ tri-ˌpa-nə-sə-ˈmī-ə-səs How to pronounce trypanosomiasis (audio) \
plural trypanosomiases\ tri-​ˌpa-​nə-​sə-​ˈmī-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce trypanosomiases (audio) \

Definition of trypanosomiasis

: infection with or disease caused by trypanosomes

Examples of trypanosomiasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Around the end of the nineteenth century, two major African trypanosomiasis epidemics swept through what is now Eastern Uganda, and Western Kenya. Carey Baraka, Quartz Africa, "I am alive because my Kenyan great-grandfather quarantined 100 years ago and here we go again," 26 Apr. 2020 And in 2020, the World Health Organization hopes to eliminate sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis, as a public health problem. Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, "Watch Out for These Science Events in 2020," 30 Dec. 2019 Local medical personnel are receiving more training to screen for and diagnose trypanosomiasis. Washington Post, "Malawi fights tsetse flies, disease after wildlife relocated," 30 Oct. 2019 The parasite then enters the bloodstream and causes Chagas disease, also known as trypanosomiasis. Meera Senthilingam, CNN, "'Kissing bug' disease more deadly than thought," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of trypanosomiasis

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Trypanosomiasis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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try·​pano·​so·​mi·​a·​sis | \ tri-ˌpan-ə-sə-ˈmī-ə-səs How to pronounce trypanosomiasis (audio) \
plural trypanosomiases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce trypanosomiases (audio) \

Medical Definition of trypanosomiasis

: infection with or disease (as African sleeping sickness or Chagas disease) caused by flagellates of the genus Trypanosoma

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