Accession Number : AD0699820

Title :   GAMASID MITES AND Q FEVER,

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

Personal Author(s) : Zemskaya,A. A. ; Pchelkina,A. A.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : In order to demonstrate the incidence of natural rickettsia infection, gamasid mites were usually examined in typical natural foci of Q fever where R. burneti strains were isolated from many animal species and from ixodid ticks. A total of 34 bioassays were performed in which 13 gamasid mite species were investigated. Three Rickettsia burneti strains were isolated, and in 4 cases rickettsial presence was confirmed by means of serologic reactions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COXIELLA BURNETII, DISEASE VECTORS), (*DISEASE VECTORS, *MITES), RICKETTSIA, GUINEA PIGS, BIRDS, MICE, BLOOD, EPIDEMIOLOGY, DISTRIBUTION, PARASITES, USSR, INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE