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An inhibition enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was developed for Pseudomonas fluorescens enumeration of meat surfaces. The assay detected contamination levels as low as 3 x 10(5) bacteria per ml and could be completed within 4 h. It could be used as a framework for a test system for quantifying P. fluorescens spoilage in meat products.
N:NIH mice were vaccinated according to the WHO recommendations for the potency test with the Second International Standard for Pertussis Vaccine (ISPV). Blood for serological investigation was taken from the animals on day 14 post immunization before intracerebral challenge with Bordetella pertussis 18323 was done. The relationship between anti-pertussis… (More)
An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) has been developed to measure anti-tetanus toxoid antibody levels in immunized guinea-pig sera as a useful alternative to the currently used toxin neutralization test (TNT) in determining the activity of the tetanus toxoid in vaccines. The ELISA was found to measure antibody levels as low as 5.8 x 10(-5) IU/ml.… (More)
The Argentine vaccination schedule against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP) recommends three doses of DTP vaccine at 2, 4 and 6 months of age, two boosters at 18 months and 6 years, a booster dose of tetanus vaccine every 10 years and two doses during pregnancy. To evaluate the effect of this schedule, antibodies against pertussis toxin (PT) and… (More)