[Studies of Yersinia pestis in wild animals captured in Ankara, Konya and Nevsehir]

Mikrobiyol Bul. 1976 Jan;10(1):35-56.
[Article in Turkish]

Abstract

No Yersinia pestis could be isolated, by culturing and by inoculations to 1212 guinea-pigs and 150 mice; from 623 citellus, 41 Mus musculus, 55 Microtus, 442 Meriones, 70 Rattus rattus, 56 turtle, 89 hare, 1 hamster, 1 hedgehog, 1 sea snake, altogether 790 dead, 589 alive, i.e. 1379. wild animals captured in Ankara, Konya (Karapinar), Urfa (Akçakale) and in Nevşehir. In 141 sera taken from citellus captured alive, and in 174 sera taken from guinea-pigs inoculated with spleen, liver and kidney suspensions of wild animals, 1/20 - 1/80 agglutination titers (one of the sera from a guinea-pig inoculated with hare organ suspension) were obtained. These findings, probably were due to Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, because this organism was isolated from citellus captured in Ankara and Konya.

MeSH terms

  • Animal Population Groups / microbiology*
  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis
  • Insectivora / microbiology
  • Mammals / microbiology
  • Rats
  • Reptiles / microbiology
  • Rodentia / microbiology
  • Species Specificity
  • Turkey
  • Yersinia / immunology
  • Yersinia / isolation & purification
  • Yersinia pestis / immunology
  • Yersinia pestis / isolation & purification*

Substances

  • Antibodies, Bacterial