Macrophotograph of a tsetse fly feeding.

Macrophotograph of a tsetse fly feeding.

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Credit: MARTIN DOHRN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Macrophotograph of Glossina morsitans, the tsetse fly vector of sleeping sickness, feeding on blood from a human arm. The fly transmits the parasitic protozoan Trypanosoma gambiense or T.rhodesiense both of which are responsible for sleeping sickness in tropical Africa.

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Keywords: african trypanosomiasis, animal, fly vector, glossina morsitans, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, sleeping sickness, trypanosoma gambiense, tsetse fly, vector, wildlife, zoology

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