Sodalis glossinidius prevalence and trypanosome presence in tsetse from Luambe National Park, Zambia

Tsetse flies are biological vectors of African trypanosomes, causing sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in animals

Abstract

Tsetse flies are the biological vectors of African trypanosomes, the causative agents of sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in animals. The tsetse endosymbiont Sodalis glossinidius has been suggested to play a role in tsetse susceptibility to infection. Here we investigate the prevalence of African trypanosomes within tsetse from the Luambe National Park, Zambia and if there is an association between S. glossinidius and presence of trypanosomes within the tsetse examined.

Citation

Dennis, J.W.; Durkin, S.M.; Horsley-Downie, J.E.; Hamill, L.C.; Anderson, N.E.; MacLeod, E.T. Sodalis glossinidius prevalence and trypanosome presence in tsetse from Luambe National Park, Zambia. Parasites and Vectors (2014) 7 (1) 378. [DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-378]

<i>Sodalis glossinidius</i> prevalence and trypanosome presence in tsetse from Luambe National Park, Zambia

Published 1 January 2014