Accession Number : AD0670363

Title :   LOCAL CASES OF TICK-BORNE SPOTTED TYPHUS FEVER AND TICK-BORNE RECRUDESCENT TYPHUS FEVER IN ALMA ATA OBLAST,

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

Personal Author(s) : Bartoshevich,E. N.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : After determining the presence of endemic foci of tick-borne rickettsiosis in the southern, northern, eastern, and central zones of USSR, it was natural to assume that natural foci of similar diseases must also exist in the territory of Kazakh SSR, which occupies a central position in relation to those areas where tick-borne rickettsioses had been established, especially as certain areas in Kazakhstan do not differ from the adjacent endemic areas in their natural conditions, vegetation, and fauna. These hypotheses were latter confirmed by observing diseases whose clinical picture resembled that of tick-borne spotted fevers. Brief extracts from the histories of 2 cases are presented.

Descriptors :   (*RICKETTSIA, INFECTIOUS DISEASES), ETIOLOGY, TICKS, DISEASE VECTORS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), ECOLOGY, USSR

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE