The Insect That Held Back A Continent – The Tsetse Fly

The Insect That Held Back A Continent – The Tsetse Fly

Tsetse Fly © Science Picture Co / Science Source

A recent paper out of Stanford University investigates the way diseases caused by the Tsetse Fly (Glossina spp.) hindered African economic and political development throughout history. The Tsetse is the primary African vector of parasitic trypanosomes, which cause the deadly disease trypanosomiasis in humans and animals.

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