EPIZOOTY OF PLAGUE IN THE SOUTHEAST KARA KUM IN 1964
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
Pagination or Media Count:
In 1964 in the southeastern Kara-Kum for the first time a local epizootic of plague was revealed among great gerbils. It had a microfocal nature. A factor promoting the epizootic was the unfavorable conditions of existence for rodents in the winter of 1963--1964. The most active epizooty occurred in the central sector of the epizootic territory. In spite of the high number of rodents on the territory of the epizooty in the spring of 1964, the average percentage of infection of great gerbils was low, which probably depended on the chronic course of the infectious process in the rodents, insignificant infection of fleas, and the absence of intercolony contacts due to the thick vegetation.