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Nagana

Nagana \Na*ga"na\ (n[.a]*g[aum]"n[.a]), n. [Prob. native name.] (Med.) A disease of horses and other domestic animals, transmitted by the tsetse fly; any trypanosomiasis, especially the variety caused by Trypanosoma brucei. [South Africa]

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nagana

n. A disease of vertebrates caused by trypanosomes.

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Nagana (film)

Nagana is a 1933 American drama film directed by Ernst L. Frank and written by Don Ryan and Dale Van Every. The film stars Tala Birell, Melvyn Douglas, Miki Morita, Onslow Stevens, Everett Brown and Billy McClain. The film was released on February 1, 1933, by Universal Pictures.

Usage examples of "nagana".

But Bruce and his wife, the two of them, were the First British Nagana Commission to Zululand.

Providence had so arranged it that beasts could live on the barren hill of Ubombo, absolutely safe from nagana, but just let a farmer lead them down into the juicy grass of that fertile plain, and the chances were ten to one they would die of nagana before they became fat on the grass.

In all animals sick with nagana they found these finned beasts, in the blood they were, and in the fluid of their puffy eyelids, and in the strange yellowish jelly that replaced the fat under their skins.

But they were so busy, or forgot, and presently Hely-Hutchinson did his dirty work again, and in September, 1895, Bruce and his wife got back to Ubombo, to try to untangle the knot of how nagana gets from a sick animal to a healthy one.

They fed dying heifers hot pails of coffee, mercifully they shot dogs thinned by the nagana to sad bags of bones.

In those fly belts there are often no horses or cattle sick with nagana, for months.

So he discovered that the nagana microbes may lurk in game, waiting to be carried to gentler beasts by the tsetse.

They fed dying heifers hot pails of coffee, mercifully they shot dogs thinned by the nagana to sad bags of bones.

One day they will find some way to kill him, or something to cure the sleeping sickness, the nagana, that he carries.