Control of the Tsetse Fly
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CTA. 1999. Control of the Tsetse Fly. Spore 80. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Tsetse Biology and Ecology: Their Role in the Epidemiology and Control of Trypanosomosis. S G A Leak. December 1998. 592 pp. ISBN 0 85199 300 1 £65 / h 92.90 / US$120 Published by ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya Available from: CABI Publishing Wallingfo
Many methods have been developed to control the diseases caused by tsetse flies, but it is only control or eradication of the tsetse fly vector that will remove the threat of the disease, concludes Stephen Leak of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya. He is the author of a recent reference book on the tsetse fly and the diseases it causes in animals and humans. The tsetse fly, rather the parasitic disease it transmits, is still an important constraint to livestock production in Africa. Leak feels that the impact of the disease is neglected. Domestic livestock in Africa are of great importance as sources of milk, meat, skins, and draught power. Furthermore, livestock are usually the owners' mobile savings bank books in case of need. Sleeping sickness, the disease caused in humans, is an important and neglected disease posing a threat to millions of people in tsetse-infested areas. Given the economic impact of tsetse-transmitted trypanosomosis, a large amount of research literature has been produced on the subject. This book provides a review of this literature and is divided into four parts: tsetse biology and ecology, epidemiology, vector control, and trypanosomosis control. Tsetse Biology and Ecology: Their Role in the Epidemiology and Control of Trypanosomosis. S G A Leak. December 1998. 592 pp. ISBN 0 85199 300 1 £65 / h 92.90 / US$120 Published by ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya Available from: CABI Publishing Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8DE, UK Fax: +44 1491 829292 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.agricta.org/Spore/spore80