Accession Number:

AD0647723

Title:

CHANGES IN THE MORPHOLOGICAL COMPOSITION OF BLOOD IN EXPERIMENTAL PLAGUE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A method is proposed for taking blood with a graduated pipette and diluting it in test tubes. The method is safe for working with plague infected animals. Following the infection of guinea pigs and white mice with a virulent strain of plague microbe the number of erythrocytes in 1 cu mm of blood increased on all the days following infection. In the first days of plague infection leukocytosis was observed in the animals, sometimes hyperleukocytosis, which on the 4--5th day following infection was replaced by leukopenia. The number of blood platelets increased in the first 3 days after infection and decreased in cases of a prolonged course of infection.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE