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Tsetse and trypanosomosis in Africa : the challenges, the opportunities : vector-borne diseases : trypanosomosis

A.A. Ilemobade
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 76, No 1 | a59 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v76i1.59 | © 2009 A.A. Ilemobade | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 September 2009 | Published: 10 September 2009

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Abstract

Tsetse-fly and the disease it transmits, trypanosomosis, remain an enormous disease challenge in the 37 countries of sub-Saharan Africa where the impact continues to be manifest in disease burden, increased level of poverty and decreased agricultural productivity. The impact also extends over an estimated 10 million km2 (a third of the African continent) of land area, a third of which contains some well-watered part of the continent, thus denying humans and livestock of potentially rich arable and pastureland.

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