Scientists at the universities in Scotland and Canada have made a breakthrough in the search for a cure for Sleeping Sickness, CBC news reports.
Sleeping Sickness, which is spread through the bite of an African fly, is caused by a parasite that causes fever, headaches and itching, later progressing to a loss of sleep causing death. The two current cures are ineffective, since contains toxic arsenic and the other is too expensive.
The scientists say that the drug will be ready for clinical testing in 18 months. In that time, more than 45,000 Africans will die of the disease.