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Question 1: Recent findings indicate that the parasite is unable to survive in the bloodstream without its ________.

Question 2: The disease is found in two forms, depending on the parasite, either ________ or Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense.
Trichomonas vaginalisTrypanosoma bruceiDientamoeba fragilisExcavate

Question 3: As the parasites enter through both the blood and lymph systems, ________ often swell up to tremendous sizes.
Lymphatic systemLymph nodeImmune systemSpleen

Question 4: The Sandler Center for Basic Research in Parasitic Diseases, ________.
University of California, San FranciscoUniversity of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law

Question 5: The ________ is large, brown and stealthy.
Chagas diseaseAfrican trypanosomiasisInsectTsetse fly

Question 6: The disease then enters a neurological phase when the parasite passes through the ________.
MeningitisAIDSBlood-brain barrierImmune system

Question 7: Instances of sleeping sickness are being reduced by the use of the ________.
MalariaDengue feverSterile insect techniqueUnited States

Question 8: In addition to the bite of the ________, the disease is contractible in the following ways:
Chagas diseaseTsetse flyAfrican trypanosomiasisInsect

Question 9: The first effective treatment, Atoxyl, an ________-based drug developed by Paul Ehrlich and Kiyoshi Shiga, was introduced in 1910 but blindness was a serious side effect.

Question 10: [2] The disease is endemic in some regions of ________, covering about 36 countries and 60 million people.
RĂ©unionSouth AfricaSub-Saharan AfricaMayotte


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