Accession Number:

AD0640034

Title:

MIXED EPIZOOTIC OF TULAREMIA AND OMSK HEMORRHAGIC FEVER IN MUSKRATS IN WESTERN SIBERIA,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1965-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

CONCLUSIONS 1 The possibility of mixed epizootics of tularemia and Omsk hemorrhagic fever in the muskrat population was exposed. 2 Cases of simultaneous infection of muskrats with tularemia and Omsk hemorrhagic fever are possible. 3 Epizootics of both Omsk hemorrhagic fever and tularemia can be spread among the muskrats in the autumn-winter period. 4 For the first time the distribution was determined for the Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus on the territory of the lake region of the forest-steppe of Kurgan Mokrousovskiy Rayon and Novosibirsk Barabinskiy, Kargatiskiy and Chanovskiy Rayons Oblasts. In connection with this, it is necessary for the medical workers of the lake region of the forest-steppe zone of these oblasts to keep Omsk hemorrhagic fever in mind during diagnosis of infectious diseases. 5 During the emergence of an epizootic among muskrats, the infection of people is possible not only with tularemia, but also with Omsk hemorrhagic fever. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE