Studies on the aetiology of sweating sickness

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dc.contributor.editor Alexander, R.A.
dc.contributor.editor Clark, R.
dc.contributor.editor Louw, J.G.
dc.contributor.editor De Kock, V.E. 2017-01-26T10:14:53Z 2017-01-26T10:14:53Z 2016 1956
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dc.description.abstract 1. An account is given of a series of experiments on calves and pigs on which infective Hyalomma transiens were allowed to feed for periods of variable duration. 2. It was determined that the causal agent can be transmitted by the vector as early as 72 hours, but usually between 72 and 96 hours after attachment. 3. Tick-feeding periods of three, four or five days are followed by either inapparent infections relatively mild or severe reactions and recovery. 4. Tick-feeding periods of six days and longer are followed by severe or very severe reactions terminating fatally in 75 per cent of cases. 5. The behaviour of the causal agent of sweating sickness does not conform to that observed in arthropod-borne viruses. 6. It is suggested that the causal agent is a "toxin" generated by adult ticks during the process of feeding. 7. Possible prophylactic measures based on control of the infective tick are discussed. en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Neitz, WO 1956, 'Studies on the aetiology of sweating sickness', Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 197-203. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0330-2465
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Published by The Government Printer, Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 1956 ARC - Onderstepoort and Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria (original). © 2016 University of Pretoria. Dept. of Library Services (digital). en_ZA
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa
dc.title Studies on the aetiology of sweating sickness en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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