Accession Number : AD0419977

Title :   EFFECT OF HIBERNATION ON THE RETENTION OF VIRAL AGENTS BY ARCTIC GROUND SQUIRRELS,

Corporate Author : ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt,J. P. ; Metcalf,T. G.

Report Date : MAY 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Active and hibernating Arctic ground squirrels were given doses of specific viral agents per os to determine the effect of hibernation on the retention of these agents in the intestinal tract of the animals. The agents administered included an Escherichia coli phage, and ECHO-6 and Coxsackie B-3 viruses. The results indicate that hibernation serves to extend the period of time during which the specific agents can be recovered from the animals. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MEDICAL RESEARCH, POLAR REGIONS), (*HIBERNATION, RODENTS), (*VIRUSES), INTESTINES, BACTERIOPHAGES, VIRUSES, IMMUNITY, ESCHERICHIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE