Accession Number : ADA017364

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

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 4 (Annual), 1 Sep 74-31 Aug 75,

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

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

Report Date : 26 SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The natural vertebrate hosts of pathogenic arboviruses that infect man in Ethiopia are identified. The methods of study are (1) collection and identification of vertebrate animals species areas where the viruses are endemic, (2) determination of the immunological status of the material, and (3) 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.

Descriptors :   *Ecology, *Arboviruses, *Ectoparasites, Hosts(Biology), Parasites, Vertebrates, Viruses, Immunology, Epidemiology, Serology, Disease vectors, Animals, Culicidae, Insects, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Ethiopia

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE