About Tsetse Flies
Several approaches have been taken especially to prevent the tsetse transmitted diseases African sleeping sickness (in humans) and Nagana (in animals). These include intensive treatment and isolation of infected human and animal hosts, use of trypanotolerant animals in agriculture, research on vaccine development and chemical and ecological attacks on tsetse flies themselves. Dipping of cattle in an insecticidal bath and trapping of adult flies are two examples which have shown to possess an effect. Nevertheless tsetse and their transmitted pathogens remain a major issue of medical and veterinary health in Africa.