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an African fly of the genus Glossina, which transmits trypanosomiasis.
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(tset'sē, tsē'tsē),
Common name for bloodsucking flies of Africa. See: Glossina.
[S. African native name]
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A genus of bloodsucking Diptera (tsetse flies) confined to Africa; they serve as vectors of the trypanosomes that cause African sleeping sickness.
[G. glōssa, tongue]
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Olabimpe Olaide, a Nigerian scholar who conducted the study as part of her PhD work at Icipe, said that the research established that zebras produce certain scents that repel tsetse flies. "We also found that a blend of three of these odours enhances the effectiveness of existing tsetse management tools, including the Icipe tsetse repellent collar technology and NGU traps," noted Olabimpe.
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Dr Vale pioneered the modern forms of tsetse control which initially revolved around capturing the flies for sterilisation in situ in the bush, and now focus on attracting tsetse flies to traps where they may be killed with a relatively environmentally-friendly insecticide.
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A child at a cattle camp in Bor, Jonglei State, cattle herders cover their bodies in ash from burned cow dung in order to protect themselves against tsetse flies, mosquitoes, and other insects, May 2009 (UN)
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