Tangled up in blue: A sticky end to sleeping sickness

BBC News; (Shoot/edit producer)

Up to 60 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are at risk of catching sleeping sickness – caused by a parasite passed on by the biting tsetse fly – which is usually fatal if left untreated. 

But researchers in northern Uganda are working to develop a cost-effective solution to eradicate the disease using small blue targets that are irresistible to the tsetse fly (June 2015).