INFECTION IN THE LABORATORY WITH THE LANSING VIRUS
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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Two cases of an infection in the laboratory with the Lansing virus Armstrong are described which after an incubation of a fortnight began with central nervous and catarrhal symptoms. The further course of the disease showing symptoms similar to those of influenza and accompanied by peripheral disturbances was shorter with the young female patient than with the author who for several years suffered from recidivations of a partly life-threatening character. The symptoms are related to the diminished resistance to bacterial superinfections found, by experiments, in mice which had been infected with the Lansing virus and had survived the vaccinal disease. The Lansing virus could thereby not be activated.
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