Accession Number : AD0701141

Title :   ON THE ABILITY OF BIRD FLEAS TO TRANSMIT OMSK HEMORRHAGIC FEVER TO WHITE MICE UNDER EXPERIMENTAL CONDITIONS,

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

Personal Author(s) : Sapegina,V. G. ; Kharitonova,N. N.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The paper reports about the experiments with fleas Ceratophyllus garei, Ceratophyllus gallinae and Omsk haemorrhagic fever virus. The fleas when sucking blood of viraemic mice became infected with virus and transmitted it to free virus mice by biting the latter. The results of the experiments suggest that both species of fleas can take part in the circulation of Omsk haemorrhagic fever virus in the natural nidi. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OMSK VIRUS, *DISEASE VECTORS), (*SIPHONAPTERA, OMSK VIRUS), BIRDS, MICE, PARASITES, ARBOVIRUSES, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, EPIDEMIOLOGY, USSR, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE