Trypanosomosis (tsetse-transmitted)

Last Modified: Thu, 22 Jun 2023 14:22:09 IST
Disease name Trypanosomosis (tsetse-transmitted)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Bovine, Multiple(not specified)
Description Tsetse-transmitted trypanosomosis is a disease complex caused by several species of protozoan parasites of the genus Trypanosoma, mainly transmitted cyclically by the genus Glossina (tsetse flies), but also transmitted mechanically by several biting flies (Tabanidae and Stomoxynae). The disease can affect various species of mammals but, from an economic point of view, tsetse-transmitted trypanosomosis, is particularly important in cattle. It is mainly caused by Trypanosoma congolense, T. vivax and, to a lesser extent, T. brucei brucei.
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never Reported
DAFM Division Responsible Bacteriology/ Parasitology
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
WOAH Listed Yes