It is probably no exaggeration to state that the future of tropical Africa depends to a large extent on the efficient control of the tsetse fly (Glossina spp), the carrier of trypanosomiasis. There is a belt centered on the equator, which covers over four million square miles (over ten million square kilometres) of the African continent in which tsetse flies prevent the existence of cattle and horses. In many parts, they are responsible for diseases of man as well. Tsetse flies are important only as vectors of diseases, human and animal. Hence, the only reason for controlling them is to reduce or to eliminate these diseases in order to enable man and cattle to occupy land previously held by some species of Glossina.
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