Accession Number:

AD0836275

Title:

NO NATURAL FOCUS OF TULAREMIA IN MURMANSK OBLAST,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

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Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Contradictory data concerning the existence of a natural focus of tularemia in Murmansk oblast prompted the investigations seeking to establish the existence of such a focus on the Kola peninsula. The examination of more than 9,000 rodents and 15,000 of their ectoparasites, some of them normally hosts and vectors of the tularemia pathogen, anamnestic studies of the natives, serological tests with tularin and agglutination reaction, interrogation of the natives and travels, and records of the health stations failed to confirm the existence of a focus of the disease in the region. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE