The Occurrence of Coxiella Burnetii, Brucella, and other Pathogens among Fauna of the Great Salt Lake Desert in Utah

Summary

Strains of Coxiella burnetii were isolated from Dipodomys ordii, D. microps, Peromyscus maniculatus, and Dermacentor parumapertus collected in the Great Salt Lake Desert in Utah. In addition, antibodies against C. burnetii were found in serums of Lepus californicus, Onychomys leucogaster, and Eutamias minimus. Other organisms enzootic in fauna in this area were Rickettsia rickettsii, Brucella neotomae, Br. suis, Pasteurella tularensis, P. pestis, and Arizona group (Paracolon).

Author Notes

From the U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Montana.

Dugway Proving Ground, Dugway, Utah. Now U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Ft. Detrick, Frederick, Md.

Dugway Proving Ground, Dugway, Utah. Now College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

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