1921
Volume 6, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Summary

Fleas were collected and identified for one year from dead-trapped rats and wild rodents found coexisting in several localities of the San Francisco Bay region. Interchange of flea species between host species was indicated by the following principal atypical flea-host relationships: on 18.5 per cent of and on 12.4 per cent of on 5.8 per cent of . These 2 species plus occurred on all principal mammal species taken. sp., and occurred with little discrimination of and but were not found on rats. Species indicated as quite host specific were and . Flea interchanges involving were infrequent. was isolated from 4 flea pools collected from one of the areas.

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