Accession Number : AD0673207

Title :   THE CLINIC OF VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS IN MAN,

Corporate Author : ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Alekseeva,A. A. ; Lebedeva,N. V. ; Dubnyakova,N. M.

Report Date : 01 JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Twenty-two Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis patients (twenty females and two males) were examined. Of these, twenty were situated in the clinic of the Virology Institute, and two were examined ambulatorily. The patients were observed both in the acute period of the disease and in the period of convalescence. From the first days of the sickness the clinical picture corresponded to that of an acute neuroinfection. Subsequently the epidemiological and particularly laboratory data confirmed the diagnosis; the type of causative agent was established. In the virological investigations the Venezuelan encephalomyelitis virus was isolated from the nasopharynx washings of five of the patients; in two it was isolated from the blood; and in one it was isolated from the blood and from the washing simultaneously. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS VIRUS, VIRUS DISEASES), EPIDEMIOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), HEMATOLOGY, BLOOD COUNTS, ANTIBIOTICS, CHEMOTHERAPY, USSR

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE