NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 CAIRO (EGYPT) DEPT OF MEDICAL ZOOLOGY
After determining the presence of endemic foci of tick-borne rickettsiosis in the southern, northern, eastern, and central zones of USSR, it was natural to assume that natural foci of similar diseases must also exist in the territory of Kazakh SSR, which occupies a central position in relation to those areas where tick-borne rickettsioses had been established, especially as certain areas in Kazakhstan do not differ from the adjacent endemic areas in their natural conditions, vegetation, and fauna. These hypotheses were latter confirmed by observing diseases whose clinical picture resembled that of tick-borne spotted fevers. Brief extracts from the histories of 2 cases are presented.
Trans. of Prirodnaya Ochagovost Boleznei i Voprosy Parazitologii (USSR) n2 p127-35 1954.