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Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 221–226 | Cite as

Studies on the efficacy of deltamethrin applied to cattle for the control of tsetse flies (Glossina spp.) in southern Africa

  • J. W. Thompson
  • M. Mitchell
  • R. B. Rees
  • W. Shereni
  • A. H. Schoenfeld
  • A. Wilson
Article

Summary

The tsetse fly (Glossina spp.) inhabits 11 million km2 of Africa (Greekmore, 1989) where it is responsible for the transmission of trypanosomosis to man and animals. Because of its slow rate of reproduction, with females producing only four to five pupae per annum, control of the tsetse fly is the best means of controlling trypanosomosis. A number of different methods have been and are used but, whilst successes have been achieved, a long term solution has not been found.

Keywords

Public Health Slow Rate Veterinary Medicine Deltamethrin Good Means 
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Résumé

La tsé-tsé (Glossina spp.) occupe 11 millions de km2 du sol africain (Greekmore, 1989) et elle est responsable de la transmission de la trypanosomose chez l'homme et les animaux. En raison de son taux lent de reproduction (les femelles ne produisent que 4 à 5 larves par an) la luttre contre la tsétsé est la meilleure méthode pour combattre la trypanosomose. On a utilisé, et on utilise encore, de nombreuses techniques variées et bien que des succès aient été obtenus, aucune solution à long terme n'a encore été trouvée.

Resumen

La mosca tsetsé (Glossina spp.) infesta 11 millones de km2 (Greekmore, 1989) donde es responsable de la transmisión de tripanosomiasis al hombre y animales. Debido a la baja tasa de reproducción de la mosca (cuatro a cinco pupas por año), el control de la mosca per se es el método más efectivo, habiendose obtenido algún éxito, sin encontrer todavía una solución a largo plazo.

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© Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Thompson
    • 1
  • M. Mitchell
    • 2
  • R. B. Rees
    • 3
  • W. Shereni
    • 4
  • A. H. Schoenfeld
    • 5
  • A. Wilson
    • 6
  1. 1.c/o OAU/IBARNairobiKenya
  2. 2.HarareZimbabwe
  3. 3.HarareZimbabwe
  4. 4.Dept of Veterinary ServicesTsetse and Trypanosomiasis BranchHarareZimbabwe
  5. 5.Berlin 45Germany
  6. 6.HarareZimbabwe

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