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tsetse fly

(tsĕ′tsē, tsē′-)
n.
Any of various two-winged bloodsucking flies of the genus Glossina of sub-Saharan Africa that transmit the trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.

tsetse fly

[tset′sē, tsē′tsē]
Etymology: Afr, tsetse + AS, flyge
a blood-sucking fly found in regions of Africa, mainly south of the Sahara desert. It is an insect of the Glossina genus and a secondary host of trypanosomes, which cause African sleeping sickness and other diseases in humans and domestic and wild animals. Also spelled tzetze fly. See also trypanosomiasis.
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Tsetse fly

tsetse fly

A fiercely biting fly, the vector of sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) that renders large areas of the continent almost uninhabitable.

tsetse fly

any of various bloodsucking DIPTERANS of the genus Glossina which transmit AFRICAN SLEEPING SICKNESS. see TRYPANSOME.
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As part of the suggestions for travelers to Africa, it is recommended that one wear neutral colored clothing as the tsetse fly is attracted to bright and very dark colors.
Experiments on elimination of symbionts from tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans (Diptera: Glossinidae), by antibiotics and lysozyme.
The presence of the tsetse fly in one third of the African continent and the disease trypanosomosis it transmits is considered the major barrier to the development of productive livestock.
An additional application of this technology includes sorting tsetse fly pupae, which are about the same size as grain kernels, by sex.
International Development Secretary Hilary Benn cited projects such as vaccines being developed in the battle against disease and a project to curb the spread of tsetse fly as examples.
You could argue that's a good thing--that it may eventually encourage scientists to realise there are better things to do with their time than spend months poking around in the small intestine of the tsetse fly to tell us that lager gives you acne.
Coincidentally, a tsetse fly pupa is about the same size as a grain kernel and could be fed automatically through the NIR sorting system.
At the same time, it will relieve demands on the health service and, in many cases, shorten the life of pension payments as old people succumb to tsetse fly, malaria, yellow fever, hypothermia and bears.
The ecological balance that had kept the tsetse fly under control was in turn disrupted.
SLEEPING SICKNESS, A DISEASE spread by the bite of the African tsetse fly, has an especially unpleasant characteristic: it drives people mad before it kills them.