Accession Number : AD0670384

Title :   HEMORRHAGIC FEVER IN ROSTOV OBLAST,

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

Personal Author(s) : Perelatov,V. D.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Crimean hemorrhagic fever infection in Rostov Oblast was recorded for the first time in May and June 1963. The infection was distinctly of a professional character: of 12 persons, 9 were milkmaids, 2 dairy farm labourers, 1 surgeon, and one 6 year-old child. Most infected persons (milkmaids) associated their illness with attached or squashed Hyalomma plumbeum plumbeum ticks 3 to 10 days prior to onset of illness. One patient stated that a few days before onset of illness he removed a tick from a cow. The surgeon became ill 5 days after making a blood transfusion to a woman patient ill with hemorrhagic fever. This occurrence, in the absence of other epidemiological data, may be considered as the cause of illness. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VIRUS DISEASES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE)), EPIDEMIOLOGY, TICKS, DISEASE VECTORS, DISTRIBUTION, USSR

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE