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New insights in the interactions between African trypanosomes and tsetse flies

The tsetse fly is an amazing insect. Great article.

Tse Tse flies infect people and animals with the deadly Sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis). About people die annually of the disease, according to WHO estimates from

Trypanosoma, a parasitic flagellated protozoan that causes trypanosomiasis (African sleeping sickness and Chagas disease). This trypanosome is a vector borne parasite transmitted by Tsetse Flies (Glossina). The ribbon like flagellated trypomastigote is carried in the insect's saliva and enters the human host through a wound made by the fly. This protozoan infects the blood, lymph, and spinal fluid and rapidly divides. Upon entering the cerebral spinal fluid the parasite can damage brain.

For Zoology Class.Trypanosoma, a parasitic flagellated protozoan that causes trypanosomiasis (African sleeping sickness and Chagas disease). This trypanosome is a vector-borne parasite transmitted by Tsetse Flies (Glossina).

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a tsetse fly

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The most dangerous species around the globe | Worldation  TseTse Fly - feeds on other animal’s blood, similar to a mosquito. Iit’s not the actual bite that is harmful to humans, but rather the parasite that the Tsetse fly spreads, which is known as Trypanosomes. Trypanosomes is one of the direct causes for a disease known as African Sleeping Sickness, which can lead to changes in behavior, sleeping issues, coordination issues and even death. The Tsetse fly is found in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tsetse Fly is a large flies that bites and feeds on other animal’s blood.

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Which disease does tsetse fly transmit? Sleeping sickness! There are 23 species of tsetse flies, that inhabit much of mid-continental Africa between the Sahara and the Kalahari deserts. The tsetse fly serves as both a host and vector for the trypanosome parasites

Researchers have sequenced the tsetse fly genome, which could lead to ways to reduce or end the scourge of African sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa.

Female tsetse flies produce only one egg at a time. The larva hatches in the mother’s uterus, and she feeds it with a milklike substance that she produces. This  tsetse milk contains an enzyme called sphingomyelinase, or sMase, that is also important in mammalian lactation. Flies then can help study human lactation!

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Sipping it up: A Tsetse fly (Glossina fuscipes fuscipes is using its proboscis to feed on the blood of its host. This blood-sucking parasitic fly is found in tropical Africa

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Sipping it up: A Tsetse fly (Glossina fuscipes fuscipes is using its proboscis to feed on the blood of its host. This blood-sucking parasitic fly is found in tropical Africa

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Located primarily in Africa, tsetse flies are bloodsucking flies made deadly due to their incredible capacity to transmit disease. When maki.

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A close-up of a Tsetse fly Though roughly similar to a housefly in appearance, tsetse flies come equipped with a large proboscis, which they use to feed on the blood of large vertebrates. (Yes, that includes humans).

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Scanning electron micrograph of a tsetse fly (Glossina species) head, mag. 4x (at 24 x 36mm). Note the prominent proboscis. Tsetse flies are vectors of trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness. © Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. / Phototake

Scanning electron micrograph of a tsetse fly (Glossina species) head, mag. (at 24 x Note the prominent proboscis. Tsetse flies are vectors of trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness. © Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.

@stevewinterphoto @natgeo  I am in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda working with @alexbraczkowski on a @natgeowild program on Tree Climbing Lions!!!  There are only two populations of lions in Africa which regularly climb trees and this is one of them! Lions here are thought to climb trees to escape the heat, escape tsetse flies and to see their food better from above. #follow our journey with the lions and a mission to count them on @natgeo and @natgeowild over the next few weeks!

@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda working with @alexbraczkowski on a @natgeowild program on Tree Climbing Lions!!! There are only two populations of lions in Africa which regularly climb trees and this is one of them! Lions here are thought to climb trees to escape the heat, escape tsetse flies and to see their food better from above. #follow our journey with the lions and a mission to count them on @natgeo and @natgeowild over the next few weeks!

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This blood-sucking fly kills around a quarter million people annually, as it is the carrier of African sleeping sickness.

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