Accession Number : AD0262155

Title :   EPIZOOTIOLOGY AND BIONOMICS OF TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI INFECTIONS IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL LAB FORT MCPHERSON GA

Personal Author(s) : WALTON,BRYCE C. ; UPHAM,ROBERT W.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A total of 78 animals of 6 species of wild animals trapped at Fort Stewart, Georgia was checked for Trypanosoma cruzi infection by culture of heart blood. Five of 29 raccoons (17%) were found to be infected. No positive cultures were found from any other species. A search for arthropod vectors was unsuccessful. A total of 51 animals of 5 species was tested by serological tests and mouse inoculation of brain homogenate for evidence of Toxoplasma gondii infections. Serum from 2 of 2 of 22 raccoons (9.1%) and 11 of 14 gray foxes (78.6%) showed titers of 1:64 or higher with Sabin-Feldman dye tests. No isolations were made by mouse inoculation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ANIMALS, *DISEASES, *INFECTIOUS DISEASES, *PARASITIC DISEASES, *TOXOPLASMA, *TRYPANOSOMA, COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), ETIOLOGY, IDENTIFICATION, PARASITES, PROTOZOA, TEST METHODS, WAVE PROPAGATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE