Susceptibility of Laboratory Animals to Infection by Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae.
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FREDERICK MD
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An attempt was made to find suitable laboratory animals as alternative models for the study of the spotted fever group of rickettsiae. Several species, including Mus musculus, Cavia porcellus, Mustelo furo, Meriones unquiculatus, Merocricetus auratus, Sylvilagus spp, Sigmodon hispicus, Ovis aries and Suis scrofa, were examined. Of the animals tested, only certain strains of laboratory mice M. musculus and the Hartley strain guinea pig C. porcellus exhibited overtly the desired characteristics of disease. Author
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine