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Table 3.

Attributes and status of tsetse fly agents.

Variables Status
Sex Male or female
Age From 0 to 2 months (3 in the rainy season)
Daily mortality rate (about 0.3%)
Infection state, teneral state, gravid female Boolean
Parasite cycle 25 days from the infected blood meal to transmission ability, then transmission during each blood meal
Hunger level
  • Look for blood meal after 3 days of fasting

  • Dies in 6 days without eating

Territory Radius of 1.5 cell
Movements One cell per TS, does not go into deep forest
Transmission competence Randomly 2% of infected flies

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