Accession Number : AD0633879

Title :   ECOLOGY AND CONTROL OF DISEASE VECTORS AND RESERVOIRS.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. 1 Jul 65-30 Jun 66,

Corporate Author : MEDICAL FIELD SERVICE SCHOOL FORT SAM HOUSTON TEX

Personal Author(s) : Tipton,Vernon J. ; Taylor,Martin L. ; Thompson,Eugene G. ; Young,David G.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Over 5500 fleas were collected from 1500 rodents and nests at the base of Cerro Potosi, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Most of these collections were made at elevations in excess of 10,000 feet. Of 28 species of fleas collected, five were new to science. Twenty-one species of mosquitoes were collected from the Welder Wildlife Reservation, Sinton, Texas. About 1000 specimens tested for the presence of the encephalitis virus, all were negative. Four species of sandflies were also collected. One subspecies collected represents an extension of the previous known distribution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DISEASE VECTORS, ECOLOGY), SIPHONAPTERA, RODENTS, CULICIDAE, DIPTERA, PARASITES, CONTROL, ARBOVIRUSES, DISTRIBUTION, NATURAL HISTORY, TEXAS, MEXICO

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE