Accession Number:

AD0811616

Title:

TREATMENT OF PULMONARY ACARIASIS IN RHESUS MONKEYS WITH ORGANIC PHOSPHATES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1967-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The use of rhesus monkeys for studies of pulmonary infections is complicated by a high incidence of acariasis due to Pneumonyssus simicola in the lungs of imported animals. Treatment of this infestation with the organic phosphate compound Ronnel significantly lowered the incidence of active lesions. Another organic phosphate, Trichlorfon, failed to show a therapeutic effect under the conditions of this study.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE