Accession Number : ADA019542

Title :   Association of Vertebrate Pathogens with Ecological Perturbation of Tropical Forests. Part I.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Hanson,Robert P. ; Yuill,Thomas M.

Report Date : OCT 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : The study associates arthropod-borne viral diseases with ecologically diverse areas of Colombia, South America. The objective was to determine if domesticated animals, and to a limited lesser extent man, resident in the coastal plain, mountain valleys and highlands had been infected with certain insect-borne viruses. A record intensive study was carried out in an area of ecological transition to determine if the changes in bird, mammal biting insect populations and their associated viruses could be detected in primary and secondary forests and nearby croplands and pastures over a two-year period. Microbiological data are presented and discussed.

Descriptors :   *Pathogenic microorganisms, *Virus diseases, *Veterinary medicine, *Tropical diseases, *Ecology, Infectious diseases, Ecology, Disease vectors, Arthropod borne diseases, Insects, Forests, Viruses, Domestic animals, Vertebrates, Viruses, Wildlife, Serology, Isolation, Laboratory tests, Colombia, South America

Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE