STUDY OF OMSK HEMORRHAGIC FEVER AND TICKBORNE ENCEPHALITIS STRAINS IN HEMAGGLUTINATION INHIBITING KINETIC REACTION
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 CAIRO (EGYPT) DEPT OF MEDICAL ZOOLOGY
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Study of the role played by migratory birds in distribution of arboviruses belonging to the tickborne encephalitis complex is impossible without differentiation of the separate components of this group. The object was to study, by means of the hemagglutination inhibition kinetic reaction, the Omsk hemorrhagic fever OHF strains isolated from different materials in western Siberia. A total of 8 strains was examined. Of these strains No. 39, 352 and 355 were isolated from Dermacentor pictus ticks in an OHF focus in 1962, strain No. 739 was obtained from the brain of a muskrat trapped in Novosibirsk Oblast in 1963, and strains M and I were isolated from the blood of patients ill with OHF. Strains of Sofin tickborne encephalitis and Kyasanur Forest disease 9605 were compared.