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Incrimination of vectors of Trypanosoma vivax in the new outbreak zone of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Final Technical Report, Project R7356.

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Latin America & the Caribbean
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Rural Finance / Insurance
Hall, M.J.R.

The purpose of this project was to incriminate the vectors and improve our understanding of bovine trpanosomiasis, and provide information that could be used to improve disease control. In a study focused on a smallholder farm in Bolivia, tabanid flies were incriminated as the most likely vectors of bovine trypanosomiasis, and therefore control regimes based on established fly avoidance techniques could result in a significant reduction in the risk of transmission of Trypanosoma vivax.