Day 8 – African Trypanosomiasis

February 27, 2011

We left at 6:45 am to make it to a government hospital that is treating African Trypanosomiasis, or “African Sleeping Sickness”. We rounded on a few patients with this disease and learn about the treatment and complications that can occur. It is a rare disease amongst short term travelers to game parks or safaris. The treatment is dependent on the stage of the disease and can be complicated. I am unable to show pictures of these patients.

We leave the hospital and fly from Kilimanjaro airport to Zanzibar.

Looking through the microscope at Trypanosomiasis