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Trypanosomosis (tsetse-transmitted)

Last Modified: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:50:11 IST
Disease name
Trypanosomosis (tsetse-transmitted)
Species affected
Bovine, Multiple(not specified)
Tsetse-transmitted trypanosomosis is a disease complex caused by several species of protozoan parasites of the genus Trypanosoma, mainly transmitted cyclically by the genus Glossina (tsetse flies), but also transmitted mechanically by several biting flies (tabanids, stomoxes, etc.). The disease can affect various species of mammals but, from an economic point of view, tsetse-transmitted trypanosomosis, is particularly important in cattle. It is mainly caused by Trypanosoma congolense, T. vivax and, to a lesser extent, T. brucei brucei.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible
RVL Division
Micheál Casey SSRO
Link to relevant external website