ETIOLOGY OF RAGING DISEASE OF ANIMALS IN THE ARCTIC (DISEASES RESEMBLING RABIES). REPORT I. BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF RAGING VIRUS
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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This report states that during virological analysis of foxes with ranging disease 2 strains of virus were isolated. The strains proved pathogenic for various types of laboratory animals and caused an illness in the latter with signs of infection of the central nervous system. The virus of raging disease displayed a high stability to storage in glycerine and 1 phenol and was quickly inactivated during action of high temperatures and ultraviolet irradiation. The biological characteristics of the viruses of raging disease - specter of pathogenicity, course of experimental infection, behavior to numerous physical and chemical factors - are related to the studied strains of other neurovirus agents and partially to virus of rabies.
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine