Sleeping Sickness Can Drive You Mad. But Treatment Is Now Easier Than Ever

A tsetse fly photographed in the zoological institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. Tsetse fly bites transmit the parasitic disease called sleeping sickness.

The disease is hard to diagnose. And stage 2 patients have faced a week of infusions that can cause additional suffering. Now there’s a new option.

(Image credit: Anton Fric/AP)