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dc.contributor.authorSwartz, L.G.
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-18T06:31:20Z
dc.date.available2013-03-18T06:31:20Z
dc.date.issued1968-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/1469
dc.description.abstractStudies during the summer and early fall of 1967 show that Schistosomatium douthitti, a blood fluke which may pose a health hazard to man, is well established in the surface waters and surrounding terrestrial environments in the Fairbanks area. It is almost certain that this situation exists throughout Interior Alaska. Ecologically and geologically, the lakes and ponds in which it has been found are the most abundant types in the Interior and both the specific lakes and the types which they represent are abundantly used by man. The life cycle of the worm in this area is probably sustained mostly in small mammals, especially in Microtus pennsvlvanicus but also in Clethrionomys rutilus. The infection certainly over-winters in the mammal host but probably also survives in the snail host under the ice. Although the fluke was only found in two of the nine mammalian species examined, it is probable that it occurs in other than Microtus pennsvlvanicus and Clethrionomys rutilus.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work upon which this report is based was supported in part by funds provided by the U. S. Department of the Interior, Office of Water Resources Research, as authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964. Project Number: A-O20- ALAS Agreement Number: 14-01-0001-896en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alaska, Institute of Water Resourcesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIWR;no. 6
dc.subjectsurface water diseasesen_US
dc.subjecthealth hazards in surface wateren_US
dc.titleReconnaissance of the Distribution and Abundance of Schistosomatium Douthitti, a Possible Human Disease Agent in Surface Waters in Alaskaen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
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