Accession Number:

AD0678115

Title:

EXPERIMENTAL TRANSMISSION OF PHLEBOTOMUS FEVER

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-10-16

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

With suckling mice used as an experimental model, P. caucasicus was infected with phlebotomus fever virus. P. papatasii and P. caucasicus preserved the virus in an active state for 7 days and transmitted the infection by bites when allowed to feed on normal suckling mice. This confirms the epidemiological data on the role of P. caucasicus in the spread of phlebotomus fever.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE