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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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The tsetse fly carries the trypanosome parasite, which causes sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.
The overall effect of the rinderpest plague, compounded by initial depopulation and the subsequent migration of people away from the bite of the tsetse fly, was to shift the ecological balance of the trypanosome [sleeping sickness] cycle heavily in favour of wild-animal populations.
the distribution of the tsetse fly, descriptions of the rock-art of the Sahara and the history of the first European exploration of the Southern Cape.
The disease is caused by parasites transmitted by the bite of a tsetse fly and is often asymptomatic for years until the infection reaches "stage 2" where it crosses into the central nervous system and brain.
Sleeping sickness - so named because it disrupts sleep patterns - is transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly.
All this began to change in 2009, when the Government-run Southern Tsetse Eradication Project (STEP), with the support of the IAEA, started to carry out intensive activities to suppress the tsetse fly population.
He indicated that Delco regional organization comprising eight states of IGAD countries, including Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Southern Sudan and the focused on combating Desert Locust, and Tsetse fly .
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HAT is transmitted by tsetse fly while the American variety is transmitted by reduviid bugs.