Accession Number : AD0709670

Title :   A STUDY OF THE ECOLOGY AND EPIZOOLOGY OF THE NATIVE FAUNA OF THE GREAT SALT DESERT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan-30 Apr 70.

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY ECOLOGY AND EPIZOOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP

Report Date : 30 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : An extensive epizoological survey of endemic diseases was conducted in the great Salt Lake Desert region. Native mammals, birds and livestock were tested for Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Q fever, tularemia and plague. e. Susceptibility, transmission and immunity studies were conducted with several animal species. An ecological study in connection with the zoonoses of the area was conducted with special emphasis on lagomorph and rodent population dynamics pertinent to an epizoological analysis regarding foci and/or the spread of infection throughout the Great Salt Lake Basin. A faunal colony was maintained. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EPIDEMIOLOGY, *ECOLOGY, DESERTS, PARASITES, DISEASE VECTORS, FRANCISCELLA TULARENSIS, YERSINIA PESTIS, COXIELLA BURNETII, RICKETTSIA RICKETTSII, RABBITS, RODENTS, BIRDS, POPULATION, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), LABORATORY ANIMALS.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE