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Reason: Planning to publish articles emanating from my PhD thesis before making the data public
until file(s) become available
Molecular epidemiology of trypanosomes for evidence-based tsetse-vector control
The data file are findings from a study to understand trypanosome epidemiology and evaluate the tsetse-vector control in a Kenya sylvatic ecology. The file is comprised of six sub-sets. The first sub-set reports observations made in laboratory analysis of trypanosome infection in tsetse flies, and the vertebrate hosts of tsetse flies and likely sources of infection. In the same sub-set, data are presented on the wing length (a proxy for body size), chronological age (assessed by the wing fray scoring technique), species type, sex, and collection date and site of each of 696 tsetse flies. The second sub-set is a detailed result of reports from bimonthly entomological field surveillance of tsetse flies carried out in Shimba Hills (Kenya). Parasitological surveys of trypanosome in cattle populations were implemented at some points during the entomological survey in Shimba Hills with findings from the survey of cattle shown in the third data sub-set. Data sub-sets four through six describe the observations made in a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) in an intervention to control trypanosome tsetse-vectors in Shimba Hills respectively using As-treated analysis, Intention-To-Treat and Per-Protocol analysis techniques. In the cluster RCT, dispensers of a blend of tsetse-repellent waterbuck-mimicking synthetic volatiles (denoted as WBR in the dataset) were deployed alongside tsetse-attractive insecticide-treated fabrics (ITF) in the intervention arm and without these fabrics in the control arm. The columns bTcTv, bTc and bTv are used to denote cattle infection at baseline before intervention.