African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) occurs in the Boké Region of Guinea

There are report of at least 39 people infected with African trypanosomiasis in Boffa prefecture. Of these, 33 cases are hospitalized in the Boffa hospital.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk for the general traveller may be low, travellers in areas where this parasite is present should take all necessary measures to avoid the bite of the tsetse fly.

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