What is Sleeping Sickness? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms


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Trypanosoma is spread by

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1. Trypanosoma can be found in which of the following tissues?

2. Which of the following statements about African Sleeping Sickness is TRUE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of African sleeping sickness. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the relationship between Trypanosoma and sleeping sickness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • How Trypanosoma is spread and where it can be found in the body
  • Where sleeping sickness can be contracted
  • Why humans are unable to produce an effective immune response against Trypanosoma

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on African sleeping sickness
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main words and phrases, such as Trypanosoma
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the spread and treatment of sleeping sickness

Additional Learning

To learn more about African sleeping sickness, review the accompanying lesson called What is Sleeping Sickness? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore the relationship between Trypanosoma brucei and sleeping sickness
  • Learn how African sleeping sickness is spread
  • Understand the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for sleeping sickness