The agar diffusion technique of Ouchterlony allows the demonstration of precipitating antibodies in mice from the tenth day onward after infection with ectromelia virus. On the other hand precipitating antigen could regularly be demonstrated in organs of succumbed animals. The Ouchterlony technique is therefore suitable for routine diagnosis of mouse-pox.
Trans. of Archiv fuer die Gesamte Virusforschung (Austria) v17 p264-272 1965.