Andrew Chamisa 2017-02-20T20:38:09+00:00

Andrew Chamisa

Phd Candidate

Email: chamisaa@gmail.com

Supervisors: Prof. John S. Terblanche, Prof.­­ John Hargrove, Prof. Glyn A. Vale

 

Project title: Predicting the effect of climate change on the contact between humans and tsetse flies in Zimbabwe; means of reducing the contact.

Project Aims:

  • To investigate the effect(s) of temperature and rainfall on human-fly contact.
  • To investigate means (methods) of monitoring and reducing the degree of human -fly contact and the risks of sleeping sickness
  • To assess the survival and behavior of tsetse flies introduced in buildings at different times
  • To assess the efficacy of known repellents on the responses of tsetse to humans in various situations
  • To assess the performance of the of the Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) test against microscopic dissection in the detection and identification of trypanosomes in tsetse flies
  • To investigate the efficacy of devices that might reduce human – fly contact in houses and vehicles