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Sleeping sickness in humans is caused by


A
Trypanosoma
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B
Entamoeba
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C
Plasmodium
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D
Leishmania
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Solution

The correct option is B Trypanosoma
Sleeping sickness is infection with germs carried by certain flies. It results in swelling of the brain. Sleeping sickness is caused by two germs (protozoa), Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and Trypanosomoa brucei gambiense. The more severe form of the illness is caused by T. b. rhodesiense .
Entamoeba causes amoebic dysentry. 
Plasmodium causes malaria. 
Leishmania causes kala-azar.
Thus, the correct answer is option A.

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