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Mansonella perstans

[ pûrstănz′ ]
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n.
A species of Mansonella found in tropical Africa and in northern South America that infests human peritoneal and other body cavities but is only mildly pathogenic; it is transmitted by a biting midge.
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  • I therefore suggest that possibly Filiaria perstans may in some way be responsible for the sleeping sickness.

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