Accession Number:

AD0645646

Title:

EXPERIMENTS ON PARENTERAL INFECTION OF ARGASID TICKS ORNITHODORUS PAPILLIPES BY RICKETTSIA PROWAZEKI,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The possibility of reproduction of Rickettsia prowazeki in the body of argasid ticks Ornithodorus papillipes after parenteral infection was demonstrated. Within the body of parenterally infected ticks, maintained at 31C, generalized rickettsiosis occurs. Probably dissemination of rickettsia occurs owing to circulation of hemolymph and phagocytosis of hemocytes. The physiologic state of the tick effects the intensity of development of rickettsial infection. More intensive reproduction of rickettsia occurs in the body of fed ticks. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE