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QUESTIONS IN THE EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PROPHYLAXIS OF TULAREMIA,
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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The report contains the successful experience in the treatment and cure of tularemia in the northern part of the Volga-Akhtuba floodplain in the construction zone of the Stalingrad Hydroelectric Station where before the beginning of the construction cases of tularemia had been repeatedly observed. Along with this, a detailed epidemiological description has been given of the natural tularemia focus which has been studied in detail by the authors and also its landscape, parasitological and epizootological features. The collection gives the data of the experimental study of tularemia on different vertebrates which inhabit the studied focus, treats the role of them as sources of infection, and also gives data on studying the carriers and, first of all, ticks. Results are also discussed of the measures leading to a reduction in the morbidity of tularemia and the treatment of the natural foci of the infection. Particular attention has been given to the questions concerning the effectiveness of vaccination against tularemia, and in particular data have been given on the extensive use of the skin tularin for determining the stratum of the population which is immune to tularemia. An appendix is given for a complex plan of anti-tularemia measures which has been compiled on the basis of the experience from the scientific-practical work which has been done. Author
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