Accession Number : AD0462897


Title :   SUSCEPTIBILITY OF WHITE CARNEAU PIGEONS TO RESPIRATORY INFECTION BY VEE VIRUS


Descriptive Note : Technical manu.


Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT FORT RUCKER AL


Personal Author(s) : Miller, William S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/462897.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : White Carneau pigeons were found to be susceptible to respiratory infection by Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus. With doses as low as 374 mouse intracerebral LD50 units inhaled, seven of eight birds exhibited viremias that approached 100,000 MICLD-50 units per ml of blood. Viremias generally persisted through the third day after exposure. Birds were not obviously ill and showed serologic evidence of immunizing infections.


Descriptors :   *EPIDEMIOLOGY , *DISEASE VECTORS , *VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS VIRUS , *PIGEONS , AEROSOLS , SENSITIVITY , DOSAGE , RESPIRATORY DISEASES , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , IMMUNITY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE