Problems in the Arbovirology of the Bonneville Basin, Utah
DESERET TEST CENTER DUGWAY PROVING GROUND UT CHEMICAL DIV
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Pertinent to the results of a serological survey in 1961 of West Central Utah in which there appeared both complement fixing CF and serum neutralizing N antibodies against three arboviruses, an arboviral survey was initiated by the Army Ecology and Epidemiology Group at Dugway. Since the observations were made in and adjacent to the Proving Ground at Dugway, Utah, it became the purpose of these studies to inquire into the stability or the transiency of these antibodies to the area, particularly those of the VE virus, known to be of tropical ecology. The following investigations were pursued 1 Experimental clarification of sero-diagnostic titer relationships in native mammals, 2 Comparative VE virus infection studies in native rodents and 3 Experimental viral interference studies in suckling mice as pertains to the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests.