Accession Number:

AD0688752

Title:

EPIZOOTY OF PLAGUE IN THE SOUTHEAST KARA KUM IN 1964

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE