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Piroplasms from naturally infected bandicoot rats, Bandicota indica (Hodgson), and spiny rats, Rattus coxinga (Swinhoe), from Taiwan caused parasitemias in a wide range of laboratory animals after syringe passage in laboratory rats. Bandicoot and spiny rats could be infected with heterologous piroplasms, but neither species was susceptible to infection with(More)
This paper describes and compares two methods used to assign exposure categories to 10,766 petroleum refinery employees included in an epidemiological study. The first scheme grouped individuals into six organization (OR) job groups: Administrative, Maintenance, Operations, Laboratory, General and Other. This scheme used "most common administrative(More)
To determine whether paternal exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) or other polychlorinated dioxins might be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, an interviewer-administered questionnaire survey was conducted among wives of Dow Michigan Division employees in the Midland, Michigan, area who had been potentially exposed to dioxins. A(More)
A biomedical survey was conducted in 9 villages in the Malili area of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Blood specimens were examined for malaria and microfilariae; stool specimens were examined for intestinal parasites. Malaria parasitemias were rare; Plasmodium falciparum was detected in 10 and P. vivax in 11 of 985 blood smears. Malayan filariasis was endemic(More)
Results of a serology survey in September 1972 for Entamoeba histolytica and Toxoplasma gondii antibodies among 915 volunteers from the Malili area of South Sulawesi (Celebes), Indonesia are presented. Indirect hemagglutination antibody titers for amoebiasis were found in 22.7% of the sampled population while 9.5% demonstrated antibody titers greater than(More)
A study of 741 Indonesian patients with fever was carried out in order to determine what serious febrile illnesses are prevalent in Jakarta. All patients were hospitalized primarily because of fever and were studied by bacteriological and serological methods. Bacteremia due to Salmonella typhi (150 cases), S. enteritidis (36 cases), or both (2 cases) was(More)