Study of the Status of Arbovirus Infections in the Solomon Islands (A Survey for Evidence of Arbovirus Infections and of Certain Other Infections in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate).
Annual rept. no. 2, 1 Dec 70-30 Nov 72,
OTAGO UNIV DUNEDIN (NEW ZEALAND) DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY
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A serological survey of 659 human sera from the British Solomon Islands Protectorate using 11 antigens representing groups A, B and Bunyamwera arboviruses failed to reveal any evidence of infection. No arboviruses were isolated from mosquitoes, bird bloods or rat organs. Suggestive evidence of a mite-borne rickettsiosis has been obtained. This may be widespread in the group. The carrier rate for hepatitis B antigen is very high, particularly among children. Author
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