Trypanosomiasis, a parasitic disease transmitted cyclically by the tsetse fly (Glossina spp.), is arguably still the main constraint to livestock production in Africa. In addition, sleeping sickness, the disease caused in humans by species of Trypanosoma, is an important and neglected disease which continues to threaten millions of people in tsetse-infested areas.
Although alternative methods to manage the disease are being investigated, only control or eradication of the tsetse fly will eliminate the chronic nature of the disease. Because its impact is so severe, tsetse-transmitted Trypanosomiasis has been the subject of extensive research, and this volume provides a comprehensive survey of the literature. It will be invaluable resource for medical and veterinary entomologists, parasitologists, and epidemiologists working to manage these debilitating diseases. more >>