Animal Trypanosomiasis (Animal Sleeping Sickness)

Animal Trypanosomiasis (Animal Sleeping Sickness)

Animal Trypanosomiasis, also called Nagana, is a livestock disease caused by the bite of a tsetse fly. The disease, which is caused by blood parasites, can render livestock sick and unproductive and, can also lead to death. Livestock can also be a reservoir of the disease which can then be transmitted to humans.


An estimated 50 million people and 48 million cattle are at risk of contracting Animal Trypanosomiasis1. It can result in shortage of farm labor, food insecurity and rural poverty.


Animal Trypanosomiasis is prevalent in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa.


The disease in animals causes fever, coma and even death if left untreated.


There are several ways to prevent tsetse flies from biting livestock. These prevention methods include the use of targets that attract and then kill the flies, traps, insecticide pour-ons and sprays, and aerial insecticide spray campaigns. ZeroFly® Livestock screen is an advanced solution with many benefits over existing solutions.

Read more at ZeroFly® Livestock

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