Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787Print version ISSN 0034-8910
ALMEIDA, Alzira Maria Paiva de; BRASIL, Darci Pascoal; CARVALHO, Francisco Gomes de and ALMEIDA, Célio Rodrigues de. Detection of Yersinia pestis in rodents and other small mammals in the northeast of Brazil during the period from 1966 to 1982. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1987, vol.21, n.3, pp.265-267. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101987000300012.
The analysis of the methods employed and the results obtained in the research into Yersinia pestis in 24.703 rodents and other small mammals from plague foci in the Northeast of Brazil during the period from 1966 to 1982, shows that the examinations should be carried out more guickly, to make prompter use of the data obtained in the activities of plague surveillance and control possible.
Keywords : Yersinia pestis [isolation]; Rodents [microbiology]; Plague [prevention and control]; Disease reservoirs.