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Where, when and why do tsetse contact humans? Answers from studies in a National Park of Zimbabwe
Background: Sleeping sickness, also called human African trypanosomiasis, is transmitted by the tsetse, a blood-sucking fly confined to sub-Saharan Africa. The form of the disease in West and Central Africa is carried ...
Optimizing the colour and fabric of targets for the control of the tsetse fly Glossina fuscipes fuscipes
Background: Most cases of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) start with a bite from one of the subspecies of Glossina fuscipes. Tsetse use a range of olfactory and visual stimuli to locate their hosts and this response ...
Towards an early warning system for Rhodesian sleeping sickness in Savannah Areas : man-like traps for tsetse flies
(Public Library of Science, 2012-12)
Background: In the savannahs of East and Southern Africa, tsetse flies (Glossina spp.) transmit Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense which causes Rhodesian sleeping sickness, the zoonotic form of human African trypanosomiasis. ...