Accession Number : AD0670379

Title :   FLEA FAUNA OF THE COMMON RED-BACKED VOLE (CLETHRIONOMYS GLAREOLUS SCHREB.) WITHIN A FOCUS OF HEMORRHAGIC FEVER WITH RENAL SYNDROME (HFRS),

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

Personal Author(s) : Katelina,A. F. ; Panina,T. V.

Report Date : 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The role played by fleas in transmission and maintenance of many bacterial and viral infections has been known for a long time. There is a hypothesis that fleas and other ectoparasites can transmit the virus of HFRS among wild rodents as well as maintain it within the focus. The data for the report were 5 years of observations and collections of fleas from the Common Red-backed Vole in one of the most active HFRS foci - Shcheglovskaya Zaseka - in suburbs of Tula. During the period between 1961 and 1965, 5,888 Common Red-backed Voles were examined and 2,402 fleas belonging to 9 species were removed from them. Although there are no records in literature of the possibility of fleas C. penicilliger attacking man, nevertheless, this cannot be denied. The data show complete coincidence of cases of infection with HFRS among the population in Shcheglovskaya Zaseka with the increase of fleas during the autumn-winter period. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VIRUS DISEASES, DISEASE VECTORS), (*SIPHONAPTERA, DISEASE VECTORS), RODENTS, PARASITES, ECOLOGY, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, DISTRIBUTION, USSR

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE