Accession Number : AD0779023

Title :   The Effects of Herbicides in South Vietnam. Part B. Working Papers: Epidemiological-Ecological Effects: Studies on Intact and Deforested Mangrove Ecosystems,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Desowitz, Robert S. ; Berman, Steven J. ; Gubler, Duane J. ; Harinasuta, Chamlong ; Guptanvanij, Pensri

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The objective of the study was to determine whether the ecological effects of herbicides have resulted in altered epidemiological patterns, particularly with respect to vector-borne infectious diseases. The premise that such epidemiological alterations may occur is based on the hypothesis that the changed ecological settings could provide suitable new breeding habitats for arthropod vectors and rodent reservoirs of these infections.

Descriptors :   *HERBICIDES, *SOUTH VIETNAM, ECOLOGY, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PATTERNS, HOSTS(BIOLOGY), DISEASE VECTORS, RODENTS, CULICIDAE, VIRUSES, SAMPLING, STATISTICAL DATA.

Subject Categories : Pesticides Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE