oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Sleeping sickness and tsetse awareness: a sociological study among the Tambo and Lambya of the Northern Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Volume 37, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Data on awareness of tsetse flies and knowledge of trypanosomiasis were collected in May, 1988, in the Luangwa Valley or Isoka District in the Northern Province or Zambia. One thousand and nine hundred adult males and females were interviewed. There was a high level of fly awareness among all the respondents, regardless of duration of residence and age groups. Malaria was considered as the most serious illness in the community, and hence overshadowed the impact of trypanosomiasis in the community. Disease awareness gravity cannot be attributed to individual's socio-economic levels.

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