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The Fatal Sleep

The Fatal Sleep

by Peter Kennedy
     
 

The Fatal Sleep focuses on the scourge of sleeping sickness in Africa. The disease, also known as Human African trypanosomiasis, is transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly which holds captive a third of the entire African continent. Peter Kennedy's story aims to raise awareness of a disease that has so far been largely neglected by the industrialised Western

Overview


The Fatal Sleep focuses on the scourge of sleeping sickness in Africa. The disease, also known as Human African trypanosomiasis, is transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly which holds captive a third of the entire African continent. Peter Kennedy's story aims to raise awareness of a disease that has so far been largely neglected by the industrialised Western nations, yet is a major killer in Africa. Peter Kennedy has spent much of his like devoted to the study of sleeping sickness in Africa and gives a intense portrait of the African Portrait. Part of the income raised by sales of this book will go towards research on treating diseases like sleeping sickness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906817480
Publisher:
Luath Press, Limited
Publication date:
10/04/2010
Pages:
192

Meet the Author


Professor Peter Kennedy holds the Burton Chair of Neurology at Glasgow University. The only neurologist working on the disease, he is the world's leading expert on the topic, and has spent much of his career devoted to raising awareness of sleeping sickness in Africa and beyond. He has made over 20 field visits to Africa in the last 10 years

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