EXPERIMENTAL TRANSMISSION OF PHLEBOTOMUS FEVER
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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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.
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