Accession Number : AD0287088

Title :   ENDOGENOUS BACTERIAL INVASION OF TISSUES OF MACACA MULATTA FOLLOWING LETHAL CO60 IRRADIATION

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : GARNER,ANNA C. ; WYNNE,E. STATEN

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Forty-nine macaca mulatta monkeys were sacrificed 2, 5, 8, 11, and 14 days after exposure to Co(60) gamma radiation approximating the LD50/30. Bacteriologic cultures showed only one positive blood. Bacterial invasion of the submandibular node after 14 days and of the stomach wall at all postirradiation intervals of 5 days or more was statistically significant. Of the 15 Salmonella and Shigella organisms detected in animals succumbing or sacrificed 5 or more days postirradiation, 10 were present in the stomach wall.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, *RADIATION EFFECTS, BACTERIA, COBALT, PRIMATES, SALMONELLA, SHIGELLA, TISSUES (BIOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE