of 8-10 weeks old were transplanted intraperitoneally with freshly isolated adult worms from peritoneal cavity of the jirds
harboring 5-6 months old B.
and Tristram's jird
(Meriones tristrami tristrami) are also common rodents, and are considered agricultural pests (Moran 2003).
7% (3/31) in the Cairo spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus) to 100% (10/10) in the bushy-tailed jird
(Meriones libycus), jird
carcasses, rodent burrows, and rodent excreta were found at the camel corral.
Attempts to obtain an isolate of the patient's parasite, by injecting specimens of his blood into hamsters and jirds
, were unsuccessful (Table 2 footnote).
were monitored periodically (at least weekly; 26 times in 17.
We have previously characterized this strain and maintained it by serial passage through jirds
(Meriones unguiculatus) and ticks.
(Meriones unguiculatus) and two that had fed on noninfected jirds