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European Medicines Agency Approves Simpler Treatment For Sleeping Sickness

New York Times: Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness
“The first treatment for sleeping sickness that relies on pills alone was approved on Friday by Europe’s drug regulatory agency, paving the way for use in Africa, the last bastion of the horrific disease. With treatment radically simplified, sleeping sickness could become a candidate for elimination, experts said, because there are usually fewer than 2,000 cases in the world each year…” (McNeil, 11/16).

Additional coverage is available from NPR and Science.

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