Accession Number:

ADA101506

Title:

Immunological Characteristics of Influenza Precipitating Antibody as Demonstrated by Counterimmunoelectrophoresis.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1978-07-12

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Antibody to influenza infection was determined by counterimmunoelectrophoresis CIE. The antibody resulting from influenza disease reacted to both related and distant strains of influenza A antigen but not to influenza B antigen. CIE antibody was not demonstrable following immunizations with inactivated influenza vaccine. While influenza antibody, as demonstrated by CIE, was always associated with elevated complement fixation antibody, the reverse was not the case. Since the precipitating antibody was only detected in those individuals with influenza disease, the test could serve as an early alert signal during surveillance of an impending influenza A epidemic. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE