Tsetse biology and ecology: their role in the epidemiology and control of trypanosomiasis

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This book provides a comprehensive review of much of the recent literature published about Glossina spp., the vectors of African trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma spp., and is of interest to medical and veterinary entomologists, parasitologists and epidemiologists. The text is divided into 3 main parts and a short final part: tsetse biology and ecology; epidemiology; vector control; control of trypanosomiasis. Part I is subdivided into: classification and anatomy; biology; physiology; genetics of tsetse flies; sampling tsetse populations; ecology - distribution and habitats; behavioural ecology; population dynamics; odour attractants. Part II has sections on: host-parasite interactions; epidemiology of human sleeping sickness; epidemiology of trypanosomiasis in domestic livestock; estimation of disease risk: models of disease transmission. Part III, about vector control, contains parts entitled: insecticidal spraying; traps and targets; application of insecticides to livestock; non-insecticidal methods of tsetse control; general issues relating to the successful use of tsetse control techniques. The final part is about control of trypanosomiasis in domestic livestock.




Maudlin, I. (1999). Tsetse biology and ecology: their role in the epidemiology and control of trypanosomiasis. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 93(4), 384. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0035-9203(99)90124-4

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