Accession Number:

AD0605254

Title:

THE INFLUENCE OF HIBERNATION UPON EXPERIMENTAL INFECTIONS IN THE ALASKAN GROUND SQUIRREL,

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NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV DURHAM

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Report Date:

1963-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Coxsackie virus infection occurred in both active and hibernating states by extension of virus into the tissues of ground squirrels following oral administration of virus. Virus was eliminated rapidly by the active animals but retained in tissue depots of hibernating animals for a lengthy period of time. The findings pose a question of whether the Alaskan ground squirrel could serve as a reservoir for the maintenance of microbiological forms of life in arctic areas. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE