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FG to rare sterile tsetse fly to fight trypanosomiasis

The federal government has approved the construction of a modern tsetse mass rearing facility in Vom.

The facility is to generate millions of sterile male tsetse flies for field release to mop-up populations that may persist after suppression to achieve eradication.

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said that tsetse fly poses very serious problems to livestock production in Africa as well as human health.

He said that Nigeria was willing to lead Africa in the fight against tsetse fly.

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