Accession Number:

AD0645000

Title:

STUDY OF NATURAL FOCI OF TICK RICKETTSIOSIS IN SOUTHWESTERN KIRGIZIA,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 CAIRO (EGYPT) DEPT OF MEDICAL ZOOLOGY

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Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

At the southwest of Kirghizia, natural foci of the rickettsosis were for the first time revealed in 1955 by Proreshnaya and Ivanov who established Q fever infection and tick-bite rickettsiosis in Ixodes ticks. Wild animals - reservoirs of rickettsiosis were unknown. In examining of areas of the southwestern Kirghizia in 1960 the authors have serologically established that Meriones erythrourus were infected with R. burneti and D. sibiricus. Wide distribution and considerable numbers of these animals, and relatively high number of ticks on them indicated that these rodents were of great significance in the epizootology of tick rickettsiosis in the southwestern part of Kirghizia. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE