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Survival - The Deadliest Disease

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Sleeping Sickness is the deadliest disease in the world. The Democratic Republic of Congo suffers more cases than almost any other country. Without treatment, parasites called trypanosomes invade the victim’s brain, ravage their sleep cycle, driving them mad before finally killing them. But dedicated doctors and medics are fighting back. They travel throughout this war-torn and poverty stricken country, seeking out the victims of Sleeping Sickness and treating them before it’s too late. But their tools are limited. The most used drug, Melasoprol, kills one in twenty patients. Without new, safer drugs this terrible disease may never be defeated.

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