Accession Number : AD0765335

Title :   Ecological Relationships between Arboviruses, Ectoparasites, and Vertebrates in Ethiopia.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 2, 1 Sep 72-31 Aug 73,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON D C DEPT OF VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Watson,George E. ; Ash,John S.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The purpose of this project is to identify the natural vertebrate hosts of pathogenic arboviruses that infect man in Ethiopia. The methods of study are collection and identification of vertebrate animals species areas where the viruses are endemic, determination of the immunological status of the material, and elucidation of the relative ecological and epidemiological importance of the infected vertebrates. Five study areas have been established representing a diverse cross-section of habitats and geographic regions. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ARBOVIRUSES, DISEASE VECTORS), (*ECOLOGY, ARBOVIRUSES), EPIDEMIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY, PARASITES, VERTEBRATES, GROUP B ARBOVIRUSES, BIRDS, MAMMALS, REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, PRIMATES, ETHIOPIA

Subject Categories : Biology
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE