Germany in a traveller returning from the Masai Mara area in Kenya

Health officials in Germany have reported that a German citizen who travelled to Kenya has been diagnosed with African trypnosomiasis (sleeping sickness) after returning from his trip to the Masai Mara area.

Travellers to this region can reduce their risk of exposure to this disease by taking all necessary precautions to avoid fly bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Sleeping Sickness (Type 2).

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