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Korean J Parasitol. 1974 Jun;12(1):33-44. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1974.12.1.33
Copyright © 1974 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Flea fauna of rodents in coastal region of Korea :Insecticide susceptibility test of Xenopsylla cheopis
Yung-Kyum Ahn and Chin-Thack Soh
Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine and Institute of Tropical Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea.

A survey on rats and rat-fleas was performed in costal area of Korea during 1972 in Inchon, Kunsan, Yosu, Busan and other areas. The number of the caught rats was 1,448. Total number of collected fleas was 2,480. Geographical distribution were described. Flea index was in 1.71 total. Mothly flea indices were 0.35-0.84 in January to March, 2.13-2.59 in April to June, 0.58 in July and 1.82-4.91 in August to November. Mortality rate of X. cheopsis to various concentration of DDT in 1 hour exposure were 43.8 % in 4.0 %, 30.4 % in 1.0 %. In 24 hours exposure, the mortalities were 100 % in 4.0 %, 91.5 % in 2.0 %, 73.5 % in 1.0 % and 37.0 % in 0.5 % DDT.


Fig. 1
Surveyed areas.

Fig. 2
Distribution of rat-fleas in Inchon, Kunsan, Yosu and Busan area.

Fig. 3
Monthly flea index in Inchon area.


Table 1
Distribution of rodents and fleas

Table 2
Fleas collected from various regions of Korea

Table 3
Monthly trapped rats in Inchon area

Table 4
Monthly flea index in Inchon area

Table 5
Monthly infection rate of flea per rat in Inchon area

Table 6
Trapped rate, and density of fleas in rat

Table 7
Resistance of fleas to DDT, 24 hour exposure

Table 8
Resistance of fleas to DDT, 1 hour exposure

Table 9
The reported prevalence of domestic rodents in Korea, 1936-1972

Table 10
Comparision of Flea (X. cheopis) Resistance in Vietnam and Korea

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