Accession Number : AD0670358

Title :   SPONTANEOUS INFECTION OF RICKETTSIA BURNETI IN ECTOPARASITES OF THE SAND MARTIN,

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

Personal Author(s) : Makhmetov,M. M.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Natural R. burneti infection of Ixodes lividus and Haemolaelaps megaventralis collected in nests of Sand Martins in Taranovsk district of Kustanny Oblast, was discovered. In addition, rickettsiae were isolated from overwintered H. megaventralis mites collected before arrival of Sand Martins. The importance of these ticks and mites in epidemiology of Q fever requires further study. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RICKETTSIA, *DISEASE VECTORS), BIRDS, TICKS, MITES, PARASITES, ECOLOGY, COLLECTING METHODS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, SERODIAGNOSIS, COXIELLA BURNETII, USSR

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE