Accession Number:

AD0287088

Title:

ENDOGENOUS BACTERIAL INVASION OF TISSUES OF MACACA MULATTA FOLLOWING LETHAL CO60 IRRADIATION

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SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

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Report Date:

1962-06-01

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1.0

Abstract:

Forty-nine macaca mulatta monkeys were sacrificed 2, 5, 8, 11, and 14 days after exposure to Co60 gamma radiation approximating the LD5030. Bacteriologic cultures showed only one positive blood. Bacterial invasion of the submandibular node after 14 days and of the stomach wall at all postirradiation intervals of 5 days or more was statistically significant. Of the 15 Salmonella and Shigella organisms detected in animals succumbing or sacrificed 5 or more days postirradiation, 10 were present in the stomach wall.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE