Accession Number:

AD0724157

Title:

Leptospirosis in Ceylon - Epidemiological and Laboratory Investigation

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. no. 4, Jul 1969-Jul 1970

Corporate Author:

MEDICAL RESEARCH INST COLOMBO (CEYLON)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Investigations were undertaken to establish the serotypes prevalent and the vectors for them in Ceylon. The methods adopted were human and animal tissues and body fluids were cultured direct tissues from some animals were passaged through hamsters surface waters from suspected endemic areas were passaged through hamsters and serological studies of blood of both humans and animals. Leptospira belonging to the following sero-groups were isolated and vectors for them established L. javanica L. icterohaemorrhagiae L. grippotyphosa L. hebdomadis L. pomona and L. autumnalis. The vectors are rodents and dogs.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE