Accession Number:

ADA277712

Title:

Laboratory Transmission of Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus by the Tick Hyalomma Truncatum

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Epizootic strains of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis VEE virus Alphavirus, family Togaviridae cause serious disease in horses and humans throughout the New World tropics and subtropics WALTON GRATSON, 1989. Although various mosquito species serve as vectors of this virus during epizootics, recent experimental evidence has indicated that ticks may be involved in the maintenance cycle LINTHICUM et.al., 1992. With the rapid expansion of air between the Americas and Africa and Europe the potential for importation of VEE virus into the Old World poses a threat to immunologically naive human and equine population

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE