Accession Number:

AD0836226

Title:

EXPERIMENTAL TRANSMISSION OF EXANTHEMATIC TYPHUS THROUGH BODY LICE

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The experiments show that it is possible to transmit exanthematic typhus from a Chinese macaca who had been infected to a new Chinese macaca by means of a body louse. The application of this datum to etiology and to prophylaxy of the malady in man should be made. The measures against typhus inroads must aim at the destruction of the parasites they will especially aim at the body, the body garments, the clothes and the bedding of the patients.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE