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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

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Human African Trypanosomiasis Transmission, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Gustave Simo*†Comments to Author , Philemon Mansinsa Diabakana‡, Victor Kande Betu Ku Mesu‡, Emile Zola Manzambi§, Gaelle Ollivier¶, Tazoacha Asonganyi†, Gerard Cuny#, and Pascal Grébaut#
Author affiliations: *Institute of Medical Research and Study of Medicinal Plants, Yaoundé, Cameroon; †University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon; ‡Programme National de Lutte contre la Trypanosomiase Humaine Africaine, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; §Institut National de Recherches Biomédicales, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; ¶Service de Coopération et d'Action Culturelle de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; #Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier, France

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Entomologic results for tsetse flies collected during the dry and rainy seasons, Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2005*

Survey site No. traps No. flies ADT No. dissected flies No. teneral flies No. human-blood meals No. pig-blood meals No. Trypanosoma brucei s.l. No. TBG
Ndjili Brasserie 112 423 0.94 244 25 26 18 26 9
Mambre 108 220 0.51 144 13 25 8 12 1
Kimwenza 104 139 0.33 93 6 12 3 8 2
Kimbanseke 118 57 0.12 49 6 9 2 6 1
Ndjili Cecomaf 58 35 0.15 22 3 4 1
Funa 110 23 0.05 18 1 2 2
Total 610 897 0.37 570 54 78 32 54 13

*ADT, apparent density per trap; teneral flies, young flies that have never taken a blood meal; TBG, T. brucei gambiense group 1.

*ADT, apparent density per trap; teneral flies, young flies that have never taken a blood meal; TBG, T. brucei gambiense group 1.

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