RESULTS OF STUDYING THE HEMAGGLUTINATION INHIBITION AND ANTIBODY NEUTRALIZATION REACTION IN THE PRACTICE OF EPIZOOTOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF PLAGUE IN WILD RODENTS
UNIVERSITY COLL OF WALES ABERYSTWYTH
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By means of the neutralization reaction antibodies were investigated for plague in 2-3 hours in decaying and dessicating carcasses of animals collected in the steppe. Upon negative bacteriological examination the specific antibodies were found in the mummified carcass of a large jerboa, in bone remains and organs of intensely decayed carcasses from the areas of epizootic. The results of the reaction were always positive in investigating biopsied animals white mice succumbing to the plague. The investigations confirmed the promise and usefulness of using the hemagglutination-inhibition and antibody neutralization reaction in epizootological examinations for plague.