Accession Number : AD0773592

Title :   Study of the Status of Arbovirus Infections in the Solomon Islands (A Survey for Evidence of Arbovirus Infections and of Certain Other Infections in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate).

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 2, 1 Dec 70-30 Nov 72,

Corporate Author : OTAGO UNIV DUNEDIN (NEW ZEALAND) DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Miles,John Arthur Reginald ; Macnamara,F. N. ; Austin,F. J. ; Maguire,T. ; Moore,M. P.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A serological survey of 659 human sera from the British Solomon Islands Protectorate using 11 antigens representing groups A, B and Bunyamwera arboviruses failed to reveal any evidence of infection. No arboviruses were isolated from mosquitoes, bird bloods or rat organs. Suggestive evidence of a mite-borne rickettsiosis has been obtained. This may be widespread in the group. The carrier rate for hepatitis B antigen is very high, particularly among children. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Arboviruses, *Virus diseases, *Pacific Ocean Islands, Epidemiology, Infectious diseases, Disease vectors, Serodiagnosis, Group A arboviruses, Group B arboviruses, Rickettsia, Humans, Antigen antibody reactions, Antigens, New Zealand

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE