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Trypanosoma Brucei - Sleeping Sickness Pictures And Videos

Trypanosoma brucei life cycle


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A documentary clip about man who was bitten by tsetse fly and got infected with Trypanosoma brucei. It also shows real and animated footage of the parasite inside the human body.


Introduction to the stamp out sleeping sickness campaign. The campaign is a public private partnership launched in Kampala, Uganda in October 2006. This partnership was formed in response to an emergency situation arising in a number of districts in Northern Uganda where the two strains of African trypanosomiasis threaten to converge. This could have a catastrophic effect for the burdened local health services. Sleeping sickness threatens more than 66 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.


The first part of a two part video. The threat of African trypanosomiasis to animals and humans can be decreased by controlling the tsetse fly vector.


The second part. This video presents different experiments in the use of odour-baited traps. Insect pheromones and hormones are used to sterilize or kill tsetse flies in various parts of southern and eastern Africa.


Part one of a two part video. The way tsetse fly feeds. A detailed explanation of the life-cycle. The common characteristics of males and females. How the flies reproduce.


Part two, how the mother tsetse fly gives birth to the larva. The development from larva to an adult. Also the prosess of gaining flying ability.