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Abstract

Despite the considerable and praiseworthy efforts conducted by many, and the successes which have certainly been obtained up to now, the serious problem of sleeping sickness, unfortunately, is still present and preoccupying. In all the countries where this protozoarian disease is endemic, in particular in a good 36 African countries, its control has become necessary and urgent. After about a century from the discovery of the Diptera of the genus Glossina as agents of serious pathogenic trypanosomiasis, and despite the immediate recourse to extensively used chemical methods, the incidence of this disease remains high and the problem is of great current concern. The aleatority of appropriate prophylactic methods and of the use of pharmacological products, as well as the appearance of chemical-resistant stocks, justify the great recourse to the direct control of ematophageous vector flies, which are the main active transmitters of the disease. Their key role is becoming increasingly obvious.

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Authors: CAVALLORO R JRC-ISPRA, JRC-ISPRA
Bibliographic Reference: CEC INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM INTEGRATED TSE-TSE FLY CONTROL: METHODS AND STRATEGIES, ISPRA, MARCH 4-6, 1986, PUBL. 1987, BY: A.A. BALKEMA, ROTTERDAM, NL
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