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By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Decoding the tsetse fly’s genome brings hope to controlling serious livestock disease

PRESS RELEASE Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly, prompting hope that the breakthrough will help future efforts to control one of the most devastating livestock diseases in sub-Saharan More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Zambia reports sleeping sickness outbreak in Lusaka Province

An outbreak of the deadly parasitic disease, African sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis has been reported in Rufunsa District in Lusaka Province according to Member of Parliament Kenneth Chipungu. ZambiaImage/CIA The More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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My list of the five deadliest communicable diseases

I was reading a very interesting article entitled “The Five Deadliest Diseases in History” ( no longer available, unfortunately) where the author looked at the deadliest diseases in history in terms of number More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 14th, 2012
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Minneapolis woman contracts sleeping sickness during Zimbabwe safari

A 64-year-old Minneapolis woman, who traveled to Zimbabwe with her husband for a three-week safari trip last month, has been reported as an imported case of African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness. In a letter More...


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