Accession Number : AD0889237

Title :   The Frequency of VEE Virus in the Pharyngeal Material of Clinical Cases of Encephalitis,

Corporate Author : FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Rossi, A. L. Briceno

Report Date : 18 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The paper contains a study of samples obtained from pharyngeal swabs and of accompanying blood samples of clinical cases of encephalitis (1963). The results of the study are the following: The EEV virus was found in the throat of nine of the patients studied; The virus was encountered in the pharyngeal material of only those patients who also exhibited virus in the blood, i.e. a percentage of 11.30%; In the 65 clinical cases where no virus was isolated in the blood, there was also no virus in the pharyngeal exudate; In the crowed ecological conditions prevailing in the Venezuelan rural areas, the presence of the Venezuelan ecephalitis virus in the throat of clinical cases leads us to assume that it might play a part as another factor in inter-human contamination with this disease. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DISEASES, ARBOVIRUSES), (*VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS VIRUS, BODY FLUIDS), THROAT, BLOOD ANALYSIS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, VENEZUELA, RURAL AREAS.

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE