An Interin Report Anti-trypanosomiasis Measures at Urambo Tanganyika.

No Thumbnail Available
Date
1950
Authors
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Abstract
The plan described in this report is in several ways, unique in the history of the campaign against tsetse fly in Africa. Considered as part of an agricultural development plan it may prove to be of the greatest importance. Drambo lies in the centre of the largest tsetse belt in East Africa. The western morsitans belt of Tanganyika Territory covers approximately 100,000 square miles and is therefore nearly as big as the United Kingdom and Eire combined. It stretches from south-Western Uganda to the borders of Northern Rhodesia, a distance of some 600 miles and, at its broadest, is over 300 miles wide. In over half its area the predominant species of tsetse-fly (Glossina morsitans westw.) is a carrier of human Sleeping Sickness (Trypanosoma rhodesiense.)
Description
Keywords
Citation
Annals Of Tropical Medicine And Parasitology
Collections