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Macquarie Island: The Introduction of the European Rabbit Flea Spilopsyllus cuniculi (Dale) as a Possible Vector for Myxomatosis

W. R. Sobey, K. M. Adams, G. C. Johnston, L. R. Gould, K. N. G. Simpson and K. Keith
The Journal of Hygiene
Vol. 71, No. 2 (Jun., 1973), pp. 299-308
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3861891
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Macquarie Island: The Introduction of the European Rabbit Flea Spilopsyllus cuniculi (Dale) as a Possible Vector for Myxomatosis
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Abstract

The European rabbit flea Spilopsyllus cuniculi (Dale) was first released on Macquarie Island in December 1968. The flea has survived and bred on the island and about 30% of the rabbits sampled from the original release area in January 1972 were flea-infested.

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