Scots scientists make sleeping sickness breakthrough

By Cara Sulieman

SCOTS scientists have made a breakthrough into the treatment of sleeping sickness.

Boffins at the University of Edinburgh discovered how the sleeping sickness parasite lives inside the tsetse fly.

And they hope that this means they will be able to develop more effective treatments for the disease.

Up to 70,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa – which includes countries such as Ghana and Malawi – suffer from the disease which is transferred by the tsetse fly.

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