Field studies of reservoirs and vectors of sylvatic plague at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.

@article{Rutledge1979FieldSO,
  title={Field studies of reservoirs and vectors of sylvatic plague at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.},
  author={Louis C. Rutledge and Moufied A. Moussa and Bernhard Zeller and Marvin A. Lawson},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1979},
  volume={15 5-6},
  pages={
          452-8
        }
}
Vectors and reservoirs of sylvatic plague were studied at Fort Hunter Liggett, Monterey County, California, from November 1974 to September 1976, with particular reference to the California Ground Squirrel, Spennophilus beecheyi . The ground squirrel occurred in large numbers on the post, in association with other known reservoirs and intermediaries of sylvatic plague. Ground squirrel fleas ( Diamanus montanus and Hoplopsyllus anomalus ) were collected from 6 rodent and lagomorph species… Expand
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