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Colonization and Containment of Hyalomma Marginatum Rufipes for Studies on the Transmission of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
Final rept. 1 Apr 86-15 Sep 87,
OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA
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This report describes services for safe handling, colonization and containment of exotic African ixodid ticks at the Disease Assessment Division, USAMRIID, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD. Diagrams illustrate facilities to be designed, equipment to be fabricated and record keeping forms to be generated. Techniques for tick feeding, colonization of tick species and related matters are described. Training in tick-rearing procedures is also described. Finally, a literature library with over 700 pertinent references was provided with procedures for sorting by author,journal, subject or other desired need. The purpose of this contract was 1 to provide the assistance and scientific expertise needed to facilitate the colonization of exotic African tick species, especially Hyalomma marginatum rufipes and other Hyalomma marginatum subspecies and 2 to insure the proper containment of these man-biting tick vectors so that they could be used safely to study the mechanisms of transmission of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever CCHF.
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