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tsetse

 [tset´se]
an African fly of the genus Glossina, which transmits trypanosomiasis.

tset·se

(tset'sē, tsē'tsē),
Common name for bloodsucking flies of Africa. See: Glossina.
[S. African native name]

tsetse

/tset·se/ (tset´se) an African fly of the genus Glossina, which transmits trypanosomiasis.

Glos·si·na

(glos-ī'nă)
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]

tsetse

an African fly of the genus glossina, which transmits trypanosomiasis.

tsetse fly disease
nagana.
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The director of the coordinating agency for the Control of Tsetse Flies, Prof Charles Waisswa, said minimum 100 individual have been trained to assist ranchers spray their animals at Shs500 for each animal.
We were bitten numerous times by tsetse flies as we worked on the car, hoping that the biting flies weren't carrying African sleeping sicknesses.
Not only were the tsetse flies feasting carte blanche on my exposed skin, but the sharp rocks and thorny branches on the ground were turning my knees and elbows into bloody masses of torn skin.
However, it must be noted that not all tsetse flies carry the parasite, as a matter of fact the proportion infected is very low.
The threat of tsetse flies o livestock, especially cattle, was another determinant factor for hill settlements.
For instance, courtship significantly decreases longevity in male vinegar flies (Cordts & Partridge 1996), tsetse flies (Clutton-Brock & Langley 1997), and the drumming wolf spider Hygrolycosa rubrofasciata (Ohlert 1865) (Kotiaho 2000).
It was surrounded by rocky outcrops and besieged by tsetse flies.
The infectious disease, spread by tsetse flies, threatens approximately 60 million people in over 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
DEET's reputation is based not just on tests, but also on a 50-year history of worldwide use against a variety of pests: mosquitoes, sand flies, tsetse flies, chiggers and other biting insects.
gambiense, is transmitted by tsetse flies inhabiting the forests of Central and West Africa.
These grants will help greatly in our search for cost effective means of controlling tsetse flies which cause such devastation.