Accession Number : AD0728488

Title :   Ecology of a Tropical Delta Forest Environment. VII. APEG Epidemiology Program-1966 through March 1970.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 66-Jun 71,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Woodall,John P.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 221

Abstract : There is a large number of pathogenic arboviruses enzootic in forests of the APEG reserves. Transmission of these viruses by mosquitoes increases during periods of increased rainfall, between the birds and small mammals. Note that 5 arboviruses apparently new to science have been isolated from APEG material. These are: BeAn 84381 and BeAn 153564 of the Capim group, from sentinel mice, wild rodents and mosquitoes; BeAn 141106 (ungrouped) from a wild bird; BeAn 157575 (Kwatta group), also from wild birds; and BeAn 116382 (Guama group) from sentinel mice. Also 29 species of ectoparasitic trombiculid mites new to science have been described from material collected in APEG.

Descriptors :   (*ECOLOGY, *JUNGLES), (*TROPICAL REGIONS, ECOLOGY), (*ARBOVIRUSES, TROPICAL REGIONS), BRAZIL, EPIDEMIOLOGY, VIRUSES, MAMMALS, BIRDS, CULICIDAE, ENTOMOLOGY, TICKS, MITES, DISEASE VECTORS, VIRUS DISEASES, DISTRIBUTION, PARASITES, CULEX

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE