NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 CAIRO (EGYPT) DEPT OF MEDICAL ZOOLOGY
It is believed that the Common Red-backed Vole is the main source of HFRS in the Tula Oblast, and also that it is the chief host of I. trianguliceps in HFRS foci. During a period of 13 years, ectoparasites of almost 8,000 Common Red-backed Voles were investigated. This work was carried out at 2 stations located in the following different landscape-ecological localities Rozhdestvensky Karyer with sporadic HFRS incidence - an insular forest characteristic of the forest-steppe zone in Tula Oblast monthly observations from 1953 till 1961, and Shcheglovskaya Zaseka monthly observations from 1961 till 1965, a wide-leaved grove on the outskirts of Tula - an active focus producing annual HFRS infection in the population. Author
Trans. of mono. Problems of Natural Focal Infections and Medical Geography, (Conference 1966), Tula, n.d. p69-72.