Sleeping sickness is a deadly human disease in tropical Africa, caused by the unicellular parasite Trypanosoma brucei. Many species of mammals, including humans, are susceptible to the pathogen, which is transmitted by the tsetse fly. In the course of its life cycle, the parasite must adapt to very different physiological environments and food sources, and has therefore evolved a highly flexible form of energy metabolism.
Parasite helps itself to sugar
Source: Phys org
Science of Laboratory Medicine
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