Accession Number : AD0700084

Title :   STUDY OF POSSIBLE CIRCULATION OF RICKETTSIA PROWAZEKI IN NATURE,

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

Personal Author(s) : Dolgov,G. F.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The work was carried out between 1964 and 1968 in 5 climatically different regions of USSR - southern Siberia, Tyan-Shan, central European part of RSFSR, Caucasus, and Moldavian SSR. Most serological investigations were made by complement fixation reaction (CF) tests with Rickettsia prowazeki undiluted antigen, and virological tests by passage of investigated material in guinea pigs and in the yolk-sac of chick embryos. About 4500 animal sera were examined (cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and zebus) and 400 ixodid ticks. Investigations were made at the peak of tick activity (spring), and in one region (Moldavian SSR) throughout the year. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RICKETTSIA PROWAZEKII, EPIDEMIOLOGY), TICKS, SERODIAGNOSIS, BOVINES, SWINE, ANIMALS, USSR

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE