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Identify A and B in the given table.

DiseaseMode of infectionSymptom(1) Sleeping sicknessTransmitted through Glossina(A) ________________(2) Ascariasis(B) __________________Abdominal discomfort


  1. (A) - Seizures
    (B) - Spreads through contaminated food
  2. (A) - Flaky skin
    (B) - Spreads through contaminated food
  3. (A) - Swollen foot
    (B) - Spreads through a vector
  4. (A) - Seizures
    (B) - Spreads through air


Solution

The correct option is A (A) - Seizures
(B) - Spreads through contaminated food
Sleeping sickness is a protozoal disease caused by  Trichophyton  mentagrophytes. It is transmitted through a fly called Glossina. Common symptoms of this disease include seizures, skin lesions, swollen lymph nodes, fever, and headache. 
Ascariasis is a parasitic disease caused by  Ascariasis  lumbricoides. It is transmitted through the consumption of contaminated food. Common symptoms include cough, weight-loss, abdominal discomfort, and vomiting. 

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