1921
Volume 14, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Summary

The localities in Bolivia from which cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported are farming communities with characteristic ecological features. The rodent, , is an important reservoir host of the Machupo virus. An experimental program of disease control was successfully carried out in San Joaquín, Beni, Bolivia. Rodent control measures directed primarily against populations in the houses of the village resulted in a prompt and dramatic cessation of human cases.

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