New Sleeping Sickness Drug Gets Green Light

Fexinidazole is a new drug for the treatment of Human African Trypanosomiasis commonly known as sleeping sickness. It is the first all-oral treatment for the disease which is transmitted by the bite of a tsetse fly, and has been approved by the European Medicines Agency.



  • East Africa:   And Now, a New Drug for Sleeping Sickness

    East African, 28 November 2018

    Scientists working on Neglected Tropical Diseases have welcomed the approval of a new drug for the treatment of Human African Trypanosomiasis, commonly known as sleeping sickness. Read more »

Tsetse fly (file photo).

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