Accession Number : AD0709671

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

Descriptive Note : Annual summary review 1 Jan-31 Dec 69.

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

Report Date : 01 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 267

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, plague and arboviruses. Susceptibility, transmission and immunity studies were conducted with several animal species, and vector transmission experiments were conducted. 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 through the Great Salt Lake Basin. A faunal colony and rearing colonies of ectoparasites were maintained and improved. (Author)

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE