oa Madoqua - Isolation of Bacillus anthracis, the agent of anthrax, in the Etosha National Park
|Article Title||Isolation of Bacillus anthracis, the agent of anthrax, in the Etosha National Park|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Pathogen Research Unit, Medical Research Council, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg & Etosha Ecological Institute for Medical Research, Department of Agriculture and Nature Conservation, South West Africa/Namibia|
|Publication Date||Jan 1986|
|Pages||321 - 331|
|Keyword(s)||B. cereus, B. megaterium, B. polymyxa, B. subtilis, Bacillus anthacis, Characteristic conditions, Field bacteriology, Incubator areas for spordation, Polymyxin-lysozyme-EDTA-thallous acetate (PLET) agar, Pooled water samples, Serological studies and Vegetative celIs|
During a four week period from in 1983, 45 sets of pooled water and soil samples were collected from the circumferences of 12 gravel pits, 16 natural fountains and 3 natural pans in the Etosha National Park. The gravel pits and naturaI pans all lay in a broadly defined ""anthrax enzootic"" region.
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