Reference numberCMB/51/74
Title'Report on the present condition of the Masindi District of the Northern Province in regard to cattle Trypanosomiasis'
DateAugust 1913
DescriptionPrepared by Miss Robertson for the Tropical Diseases Committee. Describes the discoveries of a safari in the Northern Province [of Uganda] to determine the carrier of the parasite T pecorum. Describes the relationship between local wild game and cattle herds in the transmission of [sleeping sickness].Estimates the number of infected cattle. Points out that passengers on the Masindi Port road are frequently bitten by [tsetse] that do not carry a human strain, but that should the flies become infected all the conditions are right for spreading of the disease. Outlines a scheme to prevent introduction of the disease by regulating cattle movement, limiting travel with mules and donkeys, clearing the bush, etc. Part of a series of despatches bound between p91 and 92.
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