Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Tuberculosis is spread through the air when infected people cough, spit, speak, or sneeze. The historical term “consumption” came about due to the weight loss who came as a symptom.
African sleeping sickness
African trypanosomiasis (also known as sleeping sickness) is an insect-borne parasitic disease of humans and other animals. It is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected tsetse fly and are most common in rural areas. Initially, the first stages of the disease starts one to three weeks after the initial bite and includes fever, headache, itchiness, and joint pains.[ The second stage begins with confusion, poor coordination, numbness and trouble sleeping. Currently there are few medically related prevention options and the prevention centers on eliminating or preventing the spread of the tsetse fly.