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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 74: Expert Committee on Plague

By J. M. De La Barrera

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 74: Expert Committee on Plague  
Author: J. M. De La Barrera
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
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De La Barrera, J. M. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 74. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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The committee gave consideration to a report on wild-rodent plague in based on an analysis of replies to a questionnaire distributed to the governments of African territories, including Madagascar, following a recommendation made at the first meeting of the committee in September 1949.3 During the period covered by the inquiry (1935-49), a marked decline in the annual incidence of human plague took place, particularly from 1946 onwards. In 1949, less than 400 cases were reported, as against more than 6,000 in 1935. Nevertheless, by the end of 1949, plague was still active in southern Africa, the Belgian Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, and Tanganyika, where conditions evidently favour the persistence of the infection. In southern Africa, the permanent reservoir is maintained by certain wild rodents, whereas in the Central African highlands and Madagascar, domestic rodents seem to be the main reservoir. Although wild rodents have been found infected in Central Africa, their importance in maintaining the infection has not been fully assessed. In Madagascar, no evidence has been found so far that wild rodents are significantly concerned.

Table of Contents
Second Report 1. Election of Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 2. Adoption of the agenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 3. Wild-rodent surveys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 4. Methods of differentiation between plague and pseudotuberculosis bacilli, and possibilities for the standardization of these procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 5. Biochemical reactions of P. pestis. . . . . . . . . . .5 6. Recent studies of immunity response to administration of different plague vaccines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 7. Treatment and prophylaxis of plague by drugs . . . . .6 8. EvaIuation of modern rodenticides, with special reference to anticoagulants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 9. Recent observations of plague control with DDT, BHC, and calcium cyanide dust . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 10. Discussion of a memorandum from the Director-Genera1 to the Expert Advisory Panel on Plague regarding the pla-gue provisions in the International Sanitary Regt~larions. . .......10 Annex 1. Basic methods for the laboratory diagnosis of plague

 
 



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