Hypersensitivity responses and repeated infections with Lucilia cuprina, the sheep blowfly.

@article{Sandeman1992HypersensitivityRA,
  title={Hypersensitivity responses and repeated infections with Lucilia cuprina, the sheep blowfly.},
  author={R Mark Sandeman and Roderick Chandler and Brendan J. Collins and T J O'meara},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={1992},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={1175-7}
}
Sheep repeatedly infected with L. cuprina at 2- but not 4-week intervals developed partial resistance to infection after five infections, as measured by larval recovery. However, resistance did not persist for more than three infections. Skin weal responses were measured after injection of larval products simultaneously with each infection. The only… CONTINUE READING