tsetse fly


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tse·tse fly

 (tsĕ′tsē, tsē′-)
n.
Any of various two-winged bloodsucking flies of the genus Glossina of sub-Saharan Africa that transmit the trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.

[Afrikaans, from Sotho (Tswana) tsêtsê.]

tsetse fly

(ˈtsɛtsɪ) or

tzetze fly

n
(Animals) any of various bloodsucking African dipterous flies of the genus Glossina, which transmit the pathogens of various diseases: family Muscidae
[C19: via Afrikaans from Tswana]

tset′se

(or tzet′ze) fly`

(ˈtsɛt si, ˈtɛt-, ˈtsi tsi, ˈti-)
n.
any of several bloodsucking African flies of the genus Glossina, including some that are vectors of trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness and other diseases.
Also called tset′se.
[1860–65; < Tswana tsètsè fly]

tse·tse fly

(tsĕt′sē)
Any of several bloodsucking African flies that often carry and transmit the protozoans that cause sleeping sickness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tsetse fly - bloodsucking African flytsetse fly - bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc.
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
genus Glossina - type genus of the Glossinidae: tsetse flies
Translations

tsetse fly

[ˈtsetsɪflaɪ] Nmosca f tsetsé

tsetse fly

[ˈtsɛtsɪˌflaɪ] nmosca f tse-tse inv

tsetse fly

n. mosca tse-tsé, insecto del sur de África, transmisor de la enfermedad del sueño.
References in classic literature ?
Usually, after the lion came the leopard and sometimes the buzz of the tsetse fly. These were easily obtained effects; and I explained to M.
Malaria vectors are responsible for highest levels of mortality and morbidity recorded anywhere in the world; the tsetse fly has dictated the pattern of agropastoral land-use in vast areas of the continent.
Furthermore, Mr Markus said though Ngamiland was prone to misfortunes such as the Foot and Mouth Disease, drought, Tsetse fly, lung disease and the amblyomma tick, government would never neglect the region and would continue to be concerned about the lives of Ngami people.
Tsetse fly dies on landing on the skin of a sprayed animal.
However, despite her efforts, her dream of growing her agribusiness had been thwarted by tsetse fly infestation in the county."I have been unable to grow my herd because of the flies.
Transmitted by the bite of a tsetse fly, it causes neuropsychiatric symptoms; including aggression, psychosis, and a debilitating disruption of sleep patterns that have given this neglected disease its name.
The tsetse fly, commonly found in Africa, transmits a disease called sleeping sickness that can lead to serious neurological problems.
The project was aided by one very small and very surprising ally: the tsetse fly. Tsetse flies carry trypanosomiasis, which infects and kills domestic animals, so there has never been any livestock in the Zambeze Delta.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh analysed a decade-long puzzle about the behaviour of the parasites spread by the bite of the tsetse fly. They found that the parasites release enzymes, called peptidases, which break down proteins in the blood into smaller molecules, causing sleeping sickness in people and animals.
Researchers at Boise State University in Idaho are predicting that the changing of temperatures across East Africa means the tsetse fly range will likely expand by an additional 1,900,000 sq km by 2050--slightly larger than the size of Alaska--driving out people and livestock in the process.
Wfe report a confirmed case of HAT, after a probable tsetse fly bite, in a man who returned to China from Gabon in central Africa.
In addition to ticks, tsetse fly transmits trypanosomiasis significantly affects in large ruminants; fleas act as vectors for yersiniosis, bartonellosis, haemoplasma and rickettsial infections in dogs and cats; flies causes thelaziasis, parafilaria infestation, onchocercosis and habronemiosis; sandflies spread leishmaniosis and mosquitoes transmit filariasis in livestock and dogs.