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SUSCEPTIBILITY OF WHITE CARNEAU PIGEONS TO RESPIRATORY INFECTION BY VEE VIRUS
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT FORT RUCKER AL
White Carneau pigeons were found to be susceptible to respiratory infection by Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus. With doses as low as 374 mouse intracerebral LD50 units inhaled, seven of eight birds exhibited viremias that approached 100,000 MICLD-50 units per ml of blood. Viremias generally persisted through the third day after exposure. Birds were not obviously ill and showed serologic evidence of immunizing infections.
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