Accession Number : AD0645652

Title :   SOME ASPECTS OF THE PROBLEM OF VIRAL ENCEPHALITIS AND HEMORRHAGIC FEVERS IN SIBERIA AND IN THE FAR EAST,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 CAIRO (EGYPT) DEPT OF MEDICAL ZOOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Netsky,G. I.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Siberia and the Far East have a special role in the study of viral encephalitis and hemorrhagic fevers, taking into account also discovery in the Far East (1936-1938) of tick-borne encephalitis (TE), Japanese (mosquito) encephalitis (JE), and hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (Far Eastern hemorrhagic nephrosonephritis). The discovery in Siberia of Omsk hemorrhagic fever (OHF) which is similar to but not identical to tick-borne encephalitis (1946-1948) was of great importance for development of the problem of arbovirus infection. The report presents brief characteristics of basic directions which have been determined for future investigations of regional epidemiology and prophylactic measures against the mentioned infections in Siberia and the Far East. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARBOVIRUSES, DISEASES), ETIOLOGY, VIRUS DISEASES, SIBERIA, FAR EAST, ECOLOGY, OMSK VIRUS, TICKS, DISEASE VECTORS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, IMMUNITY, USSR

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE