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Insecticide-Treated Flags Could Trap Tsetse Flies Carrying Sleeping Sickness

SciDev.Net: Tiny flags target African tsetse flies
“Handkerchief-sized blue flags covered in insecticide could trap and kill tsetse flies, offering a new and cheaper way to help eliminate sleeping sickness from sub-Saharan Africa. … Dotted around disease hotspots, the traps could be a cheap addition to existing efforts to control sleeping sickness through screening for infection and treating the victims, researchers say…” (David, 8/21).

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