Trypanosomes are tsetse-borne parasites that cause disease in people and animals across Africa.
The most devastating of the animal diseases is Trypanosomiasis, which causes chronic sickness for millions of livestock, resulting in death for about 10 million annually. This loses the continent over $4 billion in production annually.
In the last couple of years new genetic tools have become available. This film tells the story of a ground-breaking international project, spearheaded by New York University and the City University of New York that is using these state of the art technologies to develop animals more resistant to the disease.
For a summary film on this topic, please see: vimeo.com/74951426