Accession Number:

AD0687198

Title:

EFFECT OF PRELIMINARY X-IRRADIATION ON THE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF WHITE MICE TO ORNITHOSIS VIRUS UPON INFECTION WITH AN AEROSOL OF THE VIRUS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Increased susceptibility to ornithosis virus, administered by aerosol, was observed in white mice pretreated with x-rays. A shortening of the incubation period, observed in the irradiated, infected animals, depends on x- ray dose, virus dose and time interval between irradiation and infection. Ornithosis virus is retained longer and reaches higher titres in the lungs, liver and spleen of irradiated animals.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE