Accession Number:

AD0601262

Title:

BACTERIOLOGY OF PLAGUE BACILLUS,

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Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

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Report Date:

1963-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

191.0

Abstract:

The question of the significance of bacteriological diagnosis of plague and the matter of prophylaxis and control of this infection are presented. Descriptions of the morphology, cultural properties, chemical composition and biochemistry of the plague bacillus, its viability in the organism, and in items in the external environment are presented. Data are presented on the plague bacillus antigens, its pathogenicity, virulence, toxicity and bacteriophagia. There is a brief description of the clinical picture of the various forms of plague and their clinical diagnosis. Sufficient attention is also given to questions of identifying the plague bacillus, and in particular the differential diagnosis of the agent of plague and that of pseudotuberculosis in rodents. Brief data are also given on the microbiological diagnosis of infections which by their clinical picture may be confused with plague. A special chapter is devoted to the presentation of methods of more rapid diagnosis of plague both during examination of patients and cadavers and of objects in the external environment. A compilation of bibliographical data on questions of bacteriology and bacteriological diagnosis of plague covering both Soviet and foreign authors, as well as the authors personal investigations is included. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE