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tsetse fly

(tsĕt`sē), name for any of several bloodsucking African fliesfly,
name commonly used for any of a variety of winged insects, but properly restricted to members of the order Diptera, the true flies, which includes the housefly, gnat, midge, mosquito, and tsetse fly.
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 of the genus Glossina, and in the same family as the houseflyhousefly,
common name of the fly Musca domestica, found in most parts of the world. The housefly, a scavenger, does not bite living animals but is dangerous because it carries bacteria and protozoans that cause many serious diseases, e.g.
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. The larva of the tsetse fly develops inside the body of the mother until it is ready to pupate in the soil. A number of the 21 species can transmit to humans the trypanosomes that cause the Gambian and Rhodesian forms of African sleeping sickness (see trypanosomiasistrypanosomiasis
, infectious disease caused by a protozoan organism, the trypanosome, which exists as a parasite in the blood of a number of vertebrate hosts. The three variations of the disease that predominate in humans are transmitted by an insect vector.
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). The tsetse fly also carries the trypanosomes that cause nagana and other diseases of wild and domestic animals. Clearing the brush that the flies inhabit helps to get rid of them; DDTDDT
or 2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)-1,1,1,-trichloroethane, chlorinated hydrocarbon compound used as an insecticide. First introduced during the 1940s, it killed insects that spread disease and fed on crops, and Swiss scientist Paul Müller was awarded the 1948 Nobel Prize
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 has also been used to exterminate them, and sterilized male flies have been released to control fly reproduction. Tsetse flies are classified in the phylum ArthropodaArthropoda
[Gr.,=jointed feet], largest and most diverse animal phylum. The arthropods include crustaceans, insects, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, scorpions, and the extinct trilobites.
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, class Insecta, order Diptera, family Muscidae. See insectinsect,
invertebrate animal of the class Insecta of the phylum Arthropoda. Like other arthropods, an insect has a hard outer covering, or exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed legs. Adult insects typically have wings and are the only flying invertebrates.
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tsetse fly

[′set‚sē ‚flī]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of various South African muscoid flies of the genus Glossina; medically important as vectors of sleeping sickness or trypanosomiasis.

tsetse fly

, tzetze fly
any of various bloodsucking African dipterous flies of the genus Glossina, which transmit the pathogens of various diseases: family Muscidae
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This implies that all solutions of the human and tsetse fly population are contained in the region D and are nonnegative; this guarantees that the positive invariant region for system (6) exists and is given by
As there is no prophylactic vaccine or drug, therefore prevention and control mainly depends upon decreasing the reservoir; searching for, isolating and treating patients with the disease; controlling the tsetse fly vector by traps or screens, usage of insecticides and insect repellents, avoiding contact with bushes, wearing long sleeved shirts and paints.
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Principles of Area-wide integrated tsetse fly control using the sterile insect technique.
East African sleeping sickness is caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and is transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly (genus Glossina morsitans)[1].
Trypanosoma brucei, the causative agent of African sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasais), is a single celled eukaryotic pathogen which uses the tsetse fly as its insect vector.
Both are transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly only found in Africa and described as a gray-brown insect about the size of a honeybee.
He gave a history of multiple tsetse fly bites but did not have a chancre.
The latest grant to the School of Tropical Medicine from the Gates Foundation follows on from pounds 25.45m (EUR50m) received in 2005, and another pounds 2.04m (EUR4m) for research into the tsetse fly.
A ZIMBABWE, like many African / countries, was plagued by tsetse fly which spreads potentially fatal sleeping sickness in humans and a similar disease in cattle.