Efficacy of oral administration of live herpes simplex virus type 1 as a vaccine.


Mice given herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) (Miyama +GC strain) intragastrically via a stainless-steel cannula were rendered immune to subsequent lethal intraperitoneal (i.p.) challenge with HSV-1. The orally administered HSV-1 was completely inactivated in the stomach within a few minutes of inoculation. However, systemic immunity was established 14… (More)


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