Accession Number:

AD0262155

Title:

EPIZOOTIOLOGY AND BIONOMICS OF TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI INFECTIONS IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES

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ARMY MEDICAL LAB FORT MCPHERSON GA

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Report Date:

1961-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A total of 78 animals of 6 species of wild animals trapped at Fort Stewart, Georgia was checked for Trypanosoma cruzi infection by culture of heart blood. Five of 29 raccoons 17 were found to be infected. No positive cultures were found from any other species. A search for arthropod vectors was unsuccessful. A total of 51 animals of 5 species was tested by serological tests and mouse inoculation of brain homogenate for evidence of Toxoplasma gondii infections. Serum from 2 of 2 of 22 raccoons 9.1 and 11 of 14 gray foxes 78.6 showed titers of 164 or higher with Sabin-Feldman dye tests. No isolations were made by mouse inoculation. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE