Lantana camara L. as a breeding site for Glossina tachinoides Westwood in South-eastern Nigeria

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1966
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Baldry D.A.T
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In 1964 an explosive outbreak of Trypanosoma rhodesiense sleeping sickness occurred in the Alego location of West Nyanza, Kenya. In reporting this epidemic Willett (1965) considered that "An additional circumstance has undoubtedly contributed much to the degree of man-fly contact and hence to the rapidity of outbreak in this area, namely that G. fuscipes has, very recently, colonized new vegetation areas away from the rivers, particularly Lantana thicket and the rings of vegetation actually surrounding groups of Luo huts, ... it is certain that Lantana thicket and homa vegetation do now support breeding populations of G. fuscipes, since young flies and pupae are found there."
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Bulletin, 100, p. 91-93