Meaning of sleeping sickness
— Pathol. Pathol.
- Also calleda generally fatal disease, common in parts of Africa, characterized by fever, wasting, and progressive lethargy: caused by a parasitic protozoan, Trypanosoma gambiense or T. rhodesiense, that is carried by a tsetse fly, Glossina palpalis.
- Also calleda viral disease affecting the brain, characterized by apathy, sleepiness, extreme muscular weakness, and impairment of vision.