Wordless Wednesday: What sleeping sickness looks like. Literally.

Frightening and beautiful at the same time.

Sleeping sickness still exists in the world.

Trypanosomes in a blood smear "sleeping sickness

“Trypanosomes in a blood smear” (1969). Public domain image courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via Wikimedia Commons. NOTE: “Sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis, is an infectious disease. It is caused by parasites from the species Trypanosoma brucei.

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