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Precautions Against Introduction Of Tsetse Fly Into Indian Ports

Volume 181: debated on Monday 19 August 1907

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To ask the Secretary of State for India whether the Government India have taken any precautions against the introduction of the tsetse fly from the East Coast of Africa into Indian ports. (Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.)I have no information on the subject, but will bring it to the notice of the Government of India. Effective precautions might not be easy and may not be required, as Indian cattle are found to resist organisms of the Trypanosoma type similar to those conveyed by the bite of the African tsetse fly.