nagana definition

  • noun:
    • An often fatal infection of African ungulates due to different types of trypanosomes and transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly. Also referred to as tsetse infection.
    • A disease of vertebrates due to trypanosomes.
    • an illness of horses as well as other domestic creatures, sent because of the tsetse fly; any trypanosomiasis, particularly the variety caused by Trypanosoma brucei.
    • a really fatal, currently incurable infectious (yet not infectious) disease of ponies in Africa, caused by the existence of flagellate protozoa for the types Trypanosoma brucei. The parasites live in the blood-plasma, and generally are transmitted by the tsetse-fly, Glossina morsitans. Also known as tsetse-fly illness.

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