tsetse fly


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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

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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KENTTEC chief executive Pamela Olet said 38 infested counties will not achieve food security and nutrition goals if the tsetse fly problem is not addressed."We should reduce livestock mortality due to pests like tsetse flies, improve breeds, increase productivity of milk and meat," said Ms Olet.
and also if we further assume that a is the tsetse-fly biting rate, that is, the average number of bites per tsetse fly per unit, then the rate of infection per susceptible tsetse fly can be represented by
(b) The acquisition of melts curves for PT41, DNA prepared from CSF, and supernatant prepared from a tsetse fly sample spiked with B014 DNA.
The African Union collaborated with the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa in organizing a conference of " African Initiative for combating Tsetse fly " at Coral hotel in Khartoum recently About 60 million person are in real danger because of the Tsetse fly, reported statistics of World Health Organization " WHO" which pointed that more than 500.000 people and 48 million cattle were affected .
Over 35 million people occupying Tsetse fly belt of Africa are at risk of developing sleeping sickness2,3.
What no one would have said then was that it was the fault of the tsetse fly.
He came out with one of the best lines of the episode: "If a tsetse fly gets up your nose, it's going to hurt." So remember that, children, and don't try this at home.
Who would have dreamed a tsetse fly could pack such a wallop?
It may be obvious as in ISIS, a river in Oxford, and in the TSETSE fly; or the difference may be more subtle.
He is a world authority on infectious diseases of the nervous system, and his point is to inform non-scientists about the history and profound importance of human African trypanosomiasis, sleeping sickness, and its vector, the tsetse fly, which holds 60 million people hostage across the continent.
Tsetse fly is a vector of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) and Animal African Trypanosomiasis (AAT).